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Shell lerp insect (lerp #7)

Spondyliaspis plicatuloides

Description:

Dark scales looking like seashells covering a tiny psyllid bug (centre). Leaves are usually heavily infested but few affected on a given tree.

Notes:

http://www.brisbaneinsects.com/brisbane_...

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3 Comments

MartinL
MartinL 8 years ago

Added a pic of the adult lerp insect (Psyllid)

MartinL
MartinL 8 years ago

Thank you MayraSpringmann.
It is a big shelter for such a small bug to build!

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 8 years ago

Wow!!

MartinL
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MartinL

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Oct 2, 2011
Submitted on Feb 2, 2012

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