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Scale insect & mealybug (Hemiptera, Coccoidea)Icerya purchasi

1 Cottony cushion scale at ANBG

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Icerya purchasi at ANBG - 29 Nov 2018
Icerya purchasi at ANBG - 29 Nov 2018
Icerya purchasi at ANBG - 29 Nov 2018
Icerya purchasi at ANBG - 29 Nov 2018
Icerya purchasi at ANBG - 29 Nov 2018

Identification history

Scale insect & mealybug (Hemiptera, Coccoidea) Icerya purchasi 2 Dec 2018 RogerF
Scale insect & mealybug (Hemiptera, Coccoidea) Icerya purchasi 2 Dec 2018 Tim L

Author's notes

Cottony cushion scale being harassed by (valentine?) ants. The egg sac of ribbed wax is visible beneath the insect.

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Monomorium kiliani (Kilian's ant) at ANBG - 6 Jul 2019
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Xylocopa aeratus (Metallic Green Carpenter Bee) at ANBG - 25 May 2019
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Xylocopa aeratus (Metallic Green Carpenter Bee) at ANBG - 23 Apr 2019
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Acanthiza pusilla (Brown Thornbill) at ANBG - 18 Apr 2019
Camponotus sp. (genus) (A sugar ant) at ANBG - 16 Apr 2019
Xylocopa aeratus (Metallic Green Carpenter Bee) at ANBG - 15 Apr 2019
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Megachile (Eutricharaea) maculariformis (Leafcutter bee, Megachilid bee) at ANBG - 26 Mar 2019
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Pseudomantis albofimbriata (False garden mantis) at ANBG - 26 Mar 2019
Rhytidoponera metallica (Greenhead ant) at ANBG - 17 Mar 2019
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Pseudomantis albofimbriata (False garden mantis) at ANBG - 12 Mar 2019
Amegilla sp. (genus) (Blue Banded Bee) at ANBG - 12 Mar 2019
Megachile (Eutricharaea) maculariformis (Leafcutter bee, Megachilid bee) at ANBG - 7 Mar 2019
Megachile (Hackeriapis) oblonga (A Megachild bee) at ANBG - 25 Feb 2019
Iridomyrmex purpureus (Meat Ant) at ANBG - 19 Feb 2019
Megachile (Eutricharaea) maculariformis (Leafcutter bee, Megachilid bee) at ANBG - 19 Feb 2019
Uresiphita ornithopteralis (Tree Lucerne Moth) at ANBG - 19 Feb 2019
Pseudomantis albofimbriata (False garden mantis) at ANBG - 19 Feb 2019
Radumeris tasmaniensis (Yellow Hairy Flower Wasp) at ANBG - 15 Feb 2019
Unidentified Wasp (Hymenoptera, Apocrita) (TBC) at ANBG - 11 Feb 2019
Amegilla (Zonamegilla) asserta (TBC) at ANBG - 3 Feb 2019
Amorbus sp. (genus) (Tip bug) at ANBG - 30 Dec 2018
Dolophones sp. (genus) (Wrap-around spider) at ANBG - 30 Dec 2018
Arkys walckenaeri (Triangle spider) at ANBG - 23 Dec 2018
Commius elegans (Cherry Ballart Shield Bug) at ANBG - 21 Dec 2018
Ariamnes sp. (genus) (A whip spider) at ANBG - 21 Dec 2018
Eristalinus punctulatus (Native Drone Fly) at ANBG - 21 Dec 2018
Dicranolaius villosus (Melyrid flower beetle) at ANBG - 21 Dec 2018
Capusa sp. (genus) (Wedge moth) at ANBG - 21 Dec 2018
Anthrax sp. (genus) (Unidentified Anthrax bee fly) at ANBG - 17 Dec 2018
Callibracon capitator (White Flank Black Braconid Wasp) at ANBG - 11 Dec 2018
Poecilometis strigatus (Gum Tree Shield Bug) at ANBG - 11 Dec 2018
Poecilometis strigatus (Gum Tree Shield Bug) at ANBG - 11 Dec 2018
Balta spuria (A Balta Cockroach) at ANBG - 11 Dec 2018
Leioproctus (Leioproctus) irroratus (Yellow-shouldered Bee) at ANBG - 11 Dec 2018
Monarcha melanopsis (Black-faced Monarch) at ANBG - 10 Dec 2018
Arkys walckenaeri (Triangle spider) at ANBG - 8 Dec 2018
Heteronympha merope (Common Brown) at ANBG - 3 Dec 2018
Chlenias sp. (genus) (A looper moth) at ANBG - 27 Nov 2018
Aphrophorinae sp. (subfamily) (Unidentified spittlebug) at ANBG - 27 Nov 2018
Cercopidae (family) (Unidentified spittlebug or froghopper) at ANBG - 27 Nov 2018
Calliphoridae (family) (Unidentified blowfly) at ANBG - 21 Nov 2018
Hylaeus (Prosopisteron) primulipictus (Hylaeine colletid bee) at ANBG - 19 Nov 2018
Pogona barbata (Eastern Bearded Dragon) at ANBG - 10 Nov 2018
Porrostoma rhipidium (Lycid beetle, Net-winged beetle) at ANBG - 6 Nov 2018
Tettigoniidae sp. (family) (Unidentified katydid) at ANBG - 6 Nov 2018
Wallabia bicolor (Swamp Wallaby) at ANBG - 5 Nov 2018
Pseudofoenus sp. (genus) (Unidentified bee-parasite wasp, Burrowing bee parasite) at ANBG - 31 Oct 2018
Phaps chalcoptera (Common Bronzewing) at ANBG - 31 Oct 2018
Ectinorhynchus sp. (genus) (Stiletto fly) at ANBG - 31 Oct 2018
Microvalgus sp. (genus) (Flower scarab) at ANBG - 28 Oct 2018
Capusa cuculloides (White-winged Wedge-moth) at ANBG - 27 Oct 2018
Capusa cuculloides (White-winged Wedge-moth) at ANBG - 26 Oct 2018
Eleale sp. (genus) (Clerid beetle) at ANBG - 24 Oct 2018
Araneidae sp. (family) (Orb weaver) at ANBG - 23 Oct 2018
Capusa cuculloides (White-winged Wedge-moth) at ANBG - 23 Oct 2018
Myiagra rubecula (Leaden Flycatcher) at ANBG - 19 Oct 2018
Lauxaniidae sp. (family) (Unidentified lauxaniid fly) at ANBG - 18 Oct 2018
Gasteruption sp. (genus) (Gasteruptiid wasp) at ANBG - 18 Oct 2018
Lasioglossum (Callalictus) callomelittinum (Halictid bee) at ANBG - 13 Oct 2018
Pogona barbata (Eastern Bearded Dragon) at ANBG - 6 Oct 2018
Lehtinelagia sp. (genus) (TBC) at ANBG - 2 Oct 2018
Pogona barbata (Eastern Bearded Dragon) at ANBG - 2 Oct 2018
Trichocolletes sp. (genus) (Spring Bee) at ANBG - 1 Oct 2018
Trichocolletes sp. (genus) (Spring Bee) at ANBG - 30 Sep 2018
Pogona barbata (Eastern Bearded Dragon) at ANBG - 27 Sep 2018
Xylocopa aeratus (Metallic Green Carpenter Bee) at ANBG - 27 Sep 2018
Caladenia fuscata (Dusky fingers) at ANBG - 24 Sep 2018
Cyanicula caerulea (Blue fingers) at ANBG - 24 Sep 2018
Apis mellifera (European honey bee) at ANBG - 21 Sep 2018
Phylidonyris novaehollandiae (New Holland Honeyeater) at ANBG - 21 Sep 2018
Pardalotus punctatus (Spotted Pardalote) at ANBG - 21 Sep 2018
Rhipidura fuliginosa (Grey Fantail) at ANBG - 21 Sep 2018
Alisterus scapularis (Australian King-Parrot) at ANBG - 21 Sep 2018
Xylocopa aeratus (Metallic Green Carpenter Bee) at ANBG - 18 May 2018
Iridomyrmex purpureus (Meat Ant) at ANBG - 9 May 2018
Xylocopa aeratus (Metallic Green Carpenter Bee) at ANBG - 3 May 2018
Phaps chalcoptera (Common Bronzewing) at ANBG - 30 Apr 2018
Alisterus scapularis (Australian King-Parrot) at ANBG - 30 Apr 2018
Xylocopa aeratus (Metallic Green Carpenter Bee) at ANBG - 28 Apr 2018
Aegotheles cristatus (Australian Owlet-nightjar) at ANBG - 27 Apr 2018
Aegotheles cristatus (Australian Owlet-nightjar) at ANBG - 24 Apr 2018
Xylocopa aeratus (Metallic Green Carpenter Bee) at ANBG - 9 Apr 2018
Xylocopa aeratus (Metallic Green Carpenter Bee) at ANBG - 28 Mar 2018
Thyreus caeruleopunctatus (Chequered cuckoo bee) at ANBG - 28 Mar 2018

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Location

Location information

  • Coordinates 149.105074-35.275088
  • Defined Locations ANBG
  • Places Acton, ACT

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 29 Nov 2018 1:02 PM Recorded on
  • Tim L Recorded by
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