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

Grass Coccid at Wanniassa Hill

Symonicoccus sp. (genus) at Wanniassa Hill - 4 Mar 2017

Identification history

Scale insect & mealybug (Hemiptera, Coccoidea) Symonicoccus sp. (genus) 30 Mar 2017 RogerF
Scale insect & mealybug (Hemiptera, Coccoidea) Symonicoccus sp. (genus) 22 Mar 2017 michaelb
Scale insect & mealybug (Hemiptera, Coccoidea) Symonicoccus australis 10 Mar 2017 RogerF
Unidentified 6 Mar 2017 Mike

Author's notes

Scale on grass stems. White scale scraped back to show scale insects.

2 comments

michaelb wrote:
   11 Mar 2017
Hi Mike.
Do you remember what sort of grass the scale was on?
Roger says in his book that Symonicoccus australis is commonly seen on Aristida ramosa.
Mike wrote:
   12 Apr 2017
I have been back to check the grass. Mostly heavily grazed but some plants had a few seeds with 3-branched awn so I believe it is Aristida ramosa.

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Stackhousia monogyna (Creamy Candles) at Wanniassa Hill - 17 Oct 2016
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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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  • 16 - 100 Abundance
  • 4 Mar 2017 4:19 PM Recorded on
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