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


True Mealybugs - Family Pseudococcidae

This page contains pictures and information about True Mealybugs in family Pseudococcidae that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
They are sometimes found in group on plants indoor or outdoor. Their bodies are flat with waxy excretions of white powdery substance. They seldom move or move very slowly and feed in the same way as aphids and scale insects. Ladybirds and lacewings are their major predators. 
True Mealybug
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1. Insects of Australia - CSIRO, Division of Entomology, Melbourne University Press, 2nd Edition 1991, p 459.

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Last updated: October 14, 2010.