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Scale insect & mealybug (Hemiptera, Coccoidea)Symonicoccus sp. (genus)

Grass Coccid at Farrer Ridge

2 images

Symonicoccus sp. (genus) at Farrer Ridge - 25 Feb 2017
Symonicoccus sp. (genus) at Farrer Ridge - 25 Feb 2017

Identification history

Scale insect & mealybug (Hemiptera, Coccoidea) Symonicoccus sp. (genus) 3 May 2017 MichaelMulvaney
Scale insect & mealybug (Hemiptera, Coccoidea) Symonicoccus sp. (genus) 22 Mar 2017 michaelb
Scale insect & mealybug (Hemiptera, Coccoidea) Symonicoccus australis 11 Mar 2017 Mike
Unidentified 25 Feb 2017 Mike

4 comments

Heino wrote:
   27 Feb 2017
Looks like an invertebrate, perhaps some sort of grass scale.
Mike wrote:
   8 Mar 2017
Thanks Heino. I found some more and scraped the white part back to reveal lots of little beasts http://canberra.naturemapr.org/Community/Sightings/Details/3374091.
Mike wrote:
   11 Mar 2017
Identification suggested on basis of scale found on Wanniassa Hill. Don't know what grass it was on, but quite common at this site.
RogerF wrote:
   22 Mar 2017
Only known host of Symonicoccus is kerosene grass, Aristida ramosa.

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Verbena incompta (Purpletop) at Farrer Ridge - 25 Feb 2017
Mentha spicata (Garden Mint) at Farrer Ridge - 25 Feb 2017
Rutilia (Donovanius) sp. (genus & subgenus) (A Bristle Fly) at Farrer Ridge - 25 Feb 2017
Alternanthera sp. A Flora of NSW (M. Gray 5187) J. Palmer at Farrer Ridge - 6 Jan 2016
Eriocaulon scariosum (Rough Pipewort) at Farrer Ridge - 3 Apr 2015
Chondrilla juncea (Skeleton Weed) at Farrer Ridge - 20 Jan 2015
Tolpis barbata (Yellow Hawkweed) at Farrer Ridge - 20 Jan 2015
Arthropodium milleflorum (Vanilla Lily) at Farrer Ridge - 20 Jan 2015
Lythrum hyssopifolia (Small Loosestrife) at Farrer Ridge - 20 Jan 2015
Schoenus apogon (Common Bog Sedge) at Farrer Ridge - 20 Jan 2015
Isotoma fluviatilis subsp. australis (Swamp Isotome) at Farrer Ridge - 20 Jan 2015
Hypoxis hygrometrica var. villosisepala (Golden weather grass) at Farrer Ridge - 20 Jan 2015
Lythrum hyssopifolia (Small Loosestrife) at Farrer Ridge - 31 Dec 2014
Hypoxis hygrometrica var. villosisepala (Golden weather grass) at Farrer Ridge - 15 Dec 2014
Hypoxis hygrometrica (Golden Weather-grass) at Farrer Ridge - 12 Dec 2014
Hypoxis hygrometrica (Golden Weather-grass) at Farrer Ridge - 2 Nov 2014
Utricularia dichotoma (Fairy Aprons, Purple Bladderwort) at Farrer Ridge - 2 Nov 2014
Craspedia variabilis (Billy button) at Farrer Ridge - 25 Oct 2014
Asperula conferta (Common Woodruff) at Farrer Ridge - 25 Oct 2014
Craspedia variabilis (Billy button) at Farrer Ridge - 17 Sep 2014
Bulbine bulbosa (Golden Lily) at Farrer Ridge - 17 Sep 2014
Viola betonicifolia (Purple Violet) at Farrer Ridge - 29 Oct 2013
Utricularia dichotoma (Fairy Aprons, Purple Bladderwort) at Farrer Ridge - 31 Oct 2010

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Location

Location information

  • Coordinates 149.110828-35.388189
  • Defined Locations Farrer Ridge

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1,001 - 10,000 Abundance
  • 25 Feb 2017 5:12 PM Recorded on
  • Mike Recorded by
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