Observation 2017-07-26 09:30 AM
Tags / Aspects
These were small slightly flattened trumpet-shaped lerps spotted on eucalyptus leaves. The broader part of these lerps were transparent and appeared fragile. Each of these lerps appeared to have a nymph inside with their pale orange bodies clearly visible through the transparent lerp shell.
Unlike lerps of Glycaspis species, I could not see any ants crawling around these lerps. I assume therefore that these lerps are not made of the same material as the Glycaspis species. Also, this species of Creiis lerps seemed keratinous. Various birds feed on lerps but a study on lerp-feeding by birds suggests that birds avoided the Creiis species of lerps.
Spotted on Mugga Ironbark (Eucalyptus sideroxylon) in the Cocoparra National Park, New South Wales
Date & Time
2017-07-26 09:30 AM
-34.144398 , 146.237054 : 304.05 m
Near Yenda NSW 2681, Australia
|NS Observation No.||597E872EED2A89AAE50026FE|
|Created||2017-07-31 11:35 AM (3 months ago)|
|Created By||Leuba Ridgway|
|Updated||2017-08-28 05:33 PM (about 1 month ago)|
|Updated By||Leuba Ridgway|
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