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


Shell Lerp Insects - Spondyliaspis bancrofti

Family Psyllidae 

This page contains pictures and information about Shell Lerp Insects that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
Diameter 2-3mm
This Lerps Insects form shell shaped scale protection. They can be found on bottom side of Gum tree leaves. The lerp is uniformly brown in colour. It is hemispherical in shape resemble a shell. 
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This Lerps Insects can be found on different species of Eucalyptus. They are common and dense in aggregation, but never dense on any tree. 
This Spondyliaspis bancrofti species is found in Queensland. The similar species S. plicatuloides is found in south-east part of Australia. 
1. Psylloidea of South Australia - Morgan, F.D. ,Adelaide, South Australia, Government Printer, 1984, plate16-1,2, p64, (S. plicatuloides).
2. Insects of Australia - CSIRO, Division of Entomology, Melbourne University Press, 2nd Edition 1991, p 451, fig.30.16B, (S. plicatuloides).
3. Additional information on the Australian genera of the family Psyllidae (Hemiptera: Homoptera) - KL Taylor, Australian Journal of Zoology 8(3) 383 - 391, 1960.
4. Species Spondyliaspis bancrofti Signoret, 1879 - Australian Biological Resources Study, Australian Faunal Directory. 


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