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


Clam Fibrous Lerp Insect - Hyalinaspis sp.

Family Psyllidae 

This page contains pictures and information about Clam Fibrous Lerp Insects that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
Diameter 5mm
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This lerp insect build clam-shell cover as well as fibrous cover as the Glycaspis sp.. Other lerp insect species in genus Hyalinaspis keep the excess excretion on the ceiling of the cover. This lerp insect species keep the excess excretion as fibrous.  
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This species is not as common as the other lerp insect species. 
1. Psylloidea of South Australia - Morgan, F.D. ,Adelaide, South Australia, Government Printer, 1984, plate 16,17. 
2. Additional information on the Australian genera of the family Psyllidae (Hemiptera: Homoptera) - KL Taylor, Australian Journal of Zoology 8(3) 383 - 391, 1960. 


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Last updated: October 22, 2010.