This page contains pictures and information Shell Lerp Insects
in family Psyllidae that we
found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
- Shell Lerp
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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