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Large scale (24mm) often called 'Snowball Giant Mealybug' This one has matured to the point where the covering of 'snow' (white fluff) is gone. It was found on the trunk of a large, broad leafed acacia and very close to a huge ladybird larva (yet to be identified - previous sighting) Possibly predator and prey. Possibly M pilosior.


Date & Time

2015-10-28 02:04 PM


  -37.909111 , 145.312782 : 183.645 m

Near Upwey VIC 3158, Australia


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  1. Chris Lindorff  Hi Mark. I've added genus and species. Thanks.

    Reply • 04 Nov 2015

NS Observation No. 563756D8ED2A89E56E000393
Created 2015-11-02 11:39 PM (almost 4 years ago)
Created By Mark Ridgway
Updated 2016-01-17 11:30 PM (almost 4 years ago)
Updated By Mark Ridgway
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