Genus Glycaspis
White Lerp Insect
White Fibrous Lerp Insect
Genus Spondyliaspis
Shell Lerp Insect
Genus Hyalinaspis
Clam Lerp Insect
Clam Fibrous Lerp Insect
Brown Clam Lerp Insect
Genus Acizzia
Wattle Plant Lice
Other Psyllids


Wattle Plant Lice - Genus Acizzia

Family Psyllidae

This page contains pictures and information about Wattle Plant Lice in family Psyllidae that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
Most Acizzia species are found on Acacia as host plant. Nymphs are free-living and can be found on leaves or stems of host plants.  

Flat Wattle Plant Lice
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Acizzia sp. (4th instars), body length 2mm 
1. Psylloidea of South Australia - Morgan, F.D. ,Adelaide, South Australia, Government Printer, 1984, plate 31-4.
Wattle Plant Lice
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Acizzia sp., adult body length 4mm 
If Meat Ants are found on plants in large number, usually they are attending the psyllid nymphs, known as lerps. They look like Diaspidid scales (known as hard scales), but they does not secrete honeydew. More pictures and information can be found in this page.

1. Insects of Australia - CSIRO, Division of Entomology, Melbourne University Press, 2nd Edition 1991, p 449.
2. Family PSYLLIDAE - Australian Biological Resources Study, Australian Faunal Directory.
3. Psylloidea of South Australia - Morgan, F.D. ,Adelaide, South Australia, Government Printer, 1984. 
4. Psyl'list - The World Psylloidea Database, Ouvrard, D., searched on 1 October 2010. 

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Last updated: October 16, 2010.