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Scale insect & mealybug (Hemiptera, Coccoidea)Cryptes baccatus

Wattle Tick Scale at MTR591 at Gundaroo

Cryptes baccatus at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 5 Oct 2014

Identification history

Scale insect & mealybug (Hemiptera, Coccoidea) Cryptes baccatus 21 Jun 2017 MichaelMulvaney
Scale insect & mealybug (Hemiptera, Coccoidea) Cryptes baccatus 21 Jun 2017 Heino
Badhamia sp. 15 Jun 2017 Maartje Sevenster
Unidentified 15 Jun 2017 Maartje Sevenster

Author's notes

I think this is Badhamia ?

4 comments

KenT wrote:
   15 Jun 2017
I think the ants tending the white globes is the clue here. Badhamia is a slime mould genus which doesn't look quite right in the context presented here. The white things look like one of the scale insects (perhaps a species of Eriococcus?) and the ants are coming to their secretions.
   16 Jun 2017
That may very well be right - I came across Badhamia as a tentative identification ages ago and recall that the ants seemed to make sense then but I now can't find anything suggesting ants would like it.
Heino wrote:
   21 Jun 2017
Further to Ken's comment, on page 135 of Roger Farrow's 'Insects of south-eastern Australia' I found a photo of ants attending Cryptes baccatu, a scale that looks like the subject of this sighting and then found several sightings of this scale species on Canberra Nature Map.
KimPullen wrote:
   30 Jun 2017
The ants by the way are Meat ants, Iridomyrmex purpureus.

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Nearby Sightings

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Thelymitra arenaria (Forest sun orchid) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 31 Mar 2019 Corunastylis clivicola (Rufous midge orchid) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 23 Mar 2019 Scutellaria humilis (Dwarf Skullcap) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 30 Dec 2018 Desmodium gunnii (A Tick-trefoil) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 26 Apr 2018 Corunastylis clivicola (Rufous midge orchid) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 23 Mar 2018 Desmodium gunnii (A Tick-trefoil) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 13 Mar 2018 Veronica gracilis (Speedwell) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 9 Jan 2018 Diplodium sp. (A greenhood) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 27 Apr 2017 Speculantha rubescens (Blushing tiny greenhood) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 5 Apr 2017 Lepidosperma laterale (Variable Sword Sedge) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 5 Apr 2017 Chiloglottis trapeziformis (Diamond ant orchid) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 5 Apr 2017 Corunastylis clivicola (Rufous midge orchid) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 2 Apr 2017 Corunastylis clivicola (Rufous midge orchid) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 2 Apr 2017 Speculantha rubescens (Blushing tiny greenhood) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 31 Mar 2017 Corunastylis cornuta (Horned midge orchid) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 31 Mar 2017 Spiranthes australis (Pink spiral orchid) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 17 Jan 2017 Potamogeton sulcatus (Pondweed) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 4 Jan 2017 Cyperus sp. (A sedge) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 4 Jan 2017 Veronica persica (Creeping Speedwell) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 2 Jan 2017 Montia australasica at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 6 Dec 2016 Arthropodium milleflorum (Vanilla Lily) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 23 Nov 2016 Thelymitra nuda (Plain sun orchid) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 11 Nov 2016 Thelymitra juncifolia (Large-spotted sun orchid) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 7 Nov 2016 Thelymitra carnea (Tiny sun orchid) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 7 Nov 2016 Thelymitra juncifolia (Large-spotted sun orchid) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 4 Nov 2016 Thelymitra arenaria (Forest sun orchid) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 4 Nov 2016 Thelymitra arenaria (Forest sun orchid) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 4 Nov 2016 Pimelea ligustrina (Tall rice flower) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 19 Oct 2016 Pimelea ligustrina (Tall rice flower) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 19 Oct 2016 Stuartina muelleri (Spoon Cudweed) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 16 Oct 2016 Glossodia major (Wax lip orchid) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 12 Oct 2016 Chiloglottis trapeziformis (Diamond ant orchid) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 12 Oct 2016 Eriochilus cucullatus (Parson's bands) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 4 Oct 2016 Diuris chryseopsis (Golden moth) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 23 Sep 2016 Pimelea ligustrina (Tall rice flower) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 21 Sep 2016 Breutelia (A moss) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 16 Aug 2016 Eriochilus cucullatus (Parson's bands) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 25 Mar 2016 Veronica perfoliata (Digger's Speedwell) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 9 Nov 2015 Veronica gracilis (Speedwell) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 3 Nov 2015 Thelymitra pauciflora (Slender sun orchid) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 26 Oct 2015 Caladenia moschata (Musky caps) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 18 Oct 2015 Caladenia moschata (Musky caps) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 18 Oct 2015 Caladenia moschata (Musky caps) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 18 Oct 2015 Veronica sp. at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 17 Oct 2015 Adiantum aethiopicum (Common maidenhair fern) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 28 Sep 2015 Pterostylis nutans (Nodding greenhood) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 28 Sep 2015 Caladenia ustulata (Brown caps) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 27 Sep 2015 Caladenia ustulata (Brown caps) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 20 Sep 2015 Scutellaria humilis (Dwarf Skullcap) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 2 Jan 2015 Diuris sulphurea (Tiger orchid) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 24 Oct 2014 Hymenochilus bicolor (Black-tip greenhood) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 5 Oct 2014 Diuris pardina (Leopard doubletail) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 29 Sep 2014 Caladenia fuscata (Dusky fingers) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 19 Sep 2014 Speculantha rubescens (Blushing tiny greenhood) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 18 Apr 2014
Thelymitra arenaria (Forest sun orchid) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 31 Mar 2019
Corunastylis clivicola (Rufous midge orchid) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 23 Mar 2019
Scutellaria humilis (Dwarf Skullcap) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 30 Dec 2018
Desmodium gunnii (A Tick-trefoil) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 26 Apr 2018
Corunastylis clivicola (Rufous midge orchid) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 23 Mar 2018
Desmodium gunnii (A Tick-trefoil) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 13 Mar 2018
Veronica gracilis (Speedwell) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 9 Jan 2018
Diplodium sp. (A greenhood) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 27 Apr 2017
Speculantha rubescens (Blushing tiny greenhood) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 5 Apr 2017
Lepidosperma laterale (Variable Sword Sedge) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 5 Apr 2017
Chiloglottis trapeziformis (Diamond ant orchid) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 5 Apr 2017
Corunastylis clivicola (Rufous midge orchid) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 2 Apr 2017
Corunastylis clivicola (Rufous midge orchid) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 2 Apr 2017
Speculantha rubescens (Blushing tiny greenhood) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 31 Mar 2017
Corunastylis cornuta (Horned midge orchid) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 31 Mar 2017
Spiranthes australis (Pink spiral orchid) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 17 Jan 2017
Potamogeton sulcatus (Pondweed) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 4 Jan 2017
Cyperus sp. (A sedge) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 4 Jan 2017
Veronica persica (Creeping Speedwell) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 2 Jan 2017
Montia australasica at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 6 Dec 2016
Arthropodium milleflorum (Vanilla Lily) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 23 Nov 2016
Thelymitra nuda (Plain sun orchid) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 11 Nov 2016
Thelymitra juncifolia (Large-spotted sun orchid) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 7 Nov 2016
Thelymitra carnea (Tiny sun orchid) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 7 Nov 2016
Thelymitra juncifolia (Large-spotted sun orchid) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 4 Nov 2016
Thelymitra arenaria (Forest sun orchid) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 4 Nov 2016
Thelymitra arenaria (Forest sun orchid) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 4 Nov 2016
Pimelea ligustrina (Tall rice flower) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 19 Oct 2016
Pimelea ligustrina (Tall rice flower) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 19 Oct 2016
Stuartina muelleri (Spoon Cudweed) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 16 Oct 2016
Glossodia major (Wax lip orchid) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 12 Oct 2016
Chiloglottis trapeziformis (Diamond ant orchid) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 12 Oct 2016
Eriochilus cucullatus (Parson's bands) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 4 Oct 2016
Diuris chryseopsis (Golden moth) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 23 Sep 2016
Pimelea ligustrina (Tall rice flower) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 21 Sep 2016
Breutelia (A moss) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 16 Aug 2016
Eriochilus cucullatus (Parson's bands) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 25 Mar 2016
Veronica perfoliata (Digger's Speedwell) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 9 Nov 2015
Veronica gracilis (Speedwell) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 3 Nov 2015
Thelymitra pauciflora (Slender sun orchid) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 26 Oct 2015
Caladenia moschata (Musky caps) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 18 Oct 2015
Caladenia moschata (Musky caps) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 18 Oct 2015
Caladenia moschata (Musky caps) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 18 Oct 2015
Veronica sp. at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 17 Oct 2015
Adiantum aethiopicum (Common maidenhair fern) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 28 Sep 2015
Pterostylis nutans (Nodding greenhood) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 28 Sep 2015
Caladenia ustulata (Brown caps) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 27 Sep 2015
Caladenia ustulata (Brown caps) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 20 Sep 2015
Scutellaria humilis (Dwarf Skullcap) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 2 Jan 2015
Diuris sulphurea (Tiger orchid) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 24 Oct 2014
Hymenochilus bicolor (Black-tip greenhood) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 5 Oct 2014
Diuris pardina (Leopard doubletail) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 29 Sep 2014
Caladenia fuscata (Dusky fingers) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 19 Sep 2014
Speculantha rubescens (Blushing tiny greenhood) at MTR591 at Gundaroo - 18 Apr 2014

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 16 - 100 Abundance
  • 5 Oct 2014 7:12 AM Recorded on
  • Maartje Sevenster Recorded by
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