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Description

I have absolutely no idea what these are. There were about 20 of them, approximately 1cm long, crawling around on a silver wattle.

Date & Time

  2017-03-23 04:30 PM [Melbourne]

Location

  -37.647412 , 144.866425 : 149.107 m

Near Greenvale VIC 3059, Australia

Discussion

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  1. David Francis  Acacia mealybug like this one from a stock photos site (not an authoritative site, so needs confirmation). http://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-acacia-mealybug-auloicerya-acaciae-new-south-wales-australia-102909151.html

    Reply • 23 Mar 2017

    • Andrew Allen  Thanks. I'll go with Coccoidea spp. for now...

      Reply • 23 Mar 2017

  2. David Francis  Another thought - If they were crawling around quite quickly they could be a predatory larva of a ladybird that looks like a mealybug, its prey. See Cryptolaemus spp. I don't think Mealybugs crawl around much, if at all.

    Reply • 24 Mar 2017

  3. David Francis  See https://natureshare.org.au/observations?species=+Cryptolaemus+montrouzieri

    Reply • 24 Mar 2017

    • Andrew Allen  Yes, this looks and sounds much better. There were some scale bugs around as well.

      Reply • 24 Mar 2017




NS Observation No. 58D38154ED2A896EE6000003
Created 2017-03-23 07:06 PM (over 2 years ago)
Created By Andrew Allen
Updated 2017-03-24 08:49 AM (over 2 years ago)
Updated By Andrew Allen
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