Glycaspis sp. - Lerp Insect
Victoria, Australia

photograph © Alex Wild 2006

Two lerps on a leaf, the one on the right is produced by a much younger insect (the yellowish dot at the center of the lerp) and will grow as the insect adds to it.

Australia, VIC: Yandoit, c. 18 km SW Castlemaine.
37º11.310'S 144º04.765'E, 290m, 23.ii.2006
Dry sclerophyll, Lerp on young Eucalyptus tree.

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This image was captured with a Canon EOS D60, using a Canon 65/2.8 MPE 1-5x Macro lens.