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Giant mealybug

Monophlebulus sp.

Description:

Giant Coccid, or Mealybug. Mature adult stage. When this bug is younger, it is covered with a mass of cottony white fluff which falls off as it ages.

Habitat:

Dry scherlophyll forest - mostly on small eucalypts. Very abundant on the western side of Mt Coot-tha, along the flat part of the Jacksonia trail towards Gap Creek picnic area.

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1 Comment

ceherzog
ceherzog 9 years ago

That's neat...thanks for sharing.

Asterope
Spotted by
Asterope

4065, Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Oct 13, 2010
Submitted on Sep 14, 2011

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