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 - Genus Spondyliaspis

Family Psyllidae

This page contains pictures and information Shell Lerp Insects in family Psyllidae that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
Shell Lerp Insect
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Spondyliaspis bancrofti, 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. Please check this page for more infromation.

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 05, 2010.