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Scale insect & mealybug (Hemiptera, Coccoidea)Monophlebidae sp. (family)

Mealy Bugs at Mount Mugga Mugga

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Monophlebidae sp. (family) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 24 Jan 2019
Monophlebidae sp. (family) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 24 Jan 2019
Monophlebidae sp. (family) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 24 Jan 2019

Identification history

Scale insect & mealybug (Hemiptera, Coccoidea) Monophlebidae sp. (family) 17 Aug 2019 MichaelMulvaney
Scale insect & mealybug (Hemiptera, Coccoidea) Monophlebidae sp. (family) 16 Mar 2019 michaelb
Scale insect & mealybug (Hemiptera, Coccoidea) Monophlebulus sp. (genus) 25 Jan 2019 MichaelMulvaney
Unidentified 25 Jan 2019 Christine

Author's notes

Found just inside the Coconut Ant's nest, under the "sawdust" covering.

2 comments

Mike wrote:
   25 Jan 2019
It looks like a mealybug. I saw ants trapping a giant snowball mealybug by building around and over it.
michaelb wrote:
   16 Mar 2019
This one doesn't look like Pseudococcidae sp. (family). How about Monophlebidae sp. (family)

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Nearby Sightings

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Myrmecia pyriformis (A Bull ant) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 7 Jan 2020 Paropsis variolosa (Variolosa leaf beetle) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 7 Jan 2020 Cerdistus sp. (genus) (Robber fly) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 7 Jan 2020 Cicadellidae sp. (family) (Unidentified leafhopper) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 18 Nov 2019 Rhinaria sp. (genus) (Unidentified Rhinaria weevil) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 18 Nov 2019 Phlogistus sp. (genus) (A clerid beetle) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 31 Oct 2019 Psychidae sp. (family) (Unidentified case moth or bagworm) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 3 Oct 2019 Pycnostictus seriatus (Common Bandwing) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 3 Oct 2019 Philobota sp near arabella (A concealer moth) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 3 Oct 2019 Cardiaspina albitextura (White Lace Lerp) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 3 Oct 2019 Acacia pycnantha (Golden Wattle) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 2 Sep 2019 Chenonetta jubata (Australian Wood Duck) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 27 Jun 2019 Chenonetta jubata (Australian Wood Duck) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 21 Jun 2019 Dacelo novaeguineae (Laughing Kookaburra) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 24 Apr 2019 Crataegus monogyna (Hawthorn) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 27 Mar 2019 Sorbus domestica (Service Tree) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 27 Mar 2019 Notoncus gilberti (Smooth Epaulet Ant) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 16 Mar 2019 Eurymelinae (subfamily) (Unidentified eurymeline leafhopper) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 16 Mar 2019 Nephila edulis (Golden orb weaver) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 26 Feb 2019 Nephila edulis (Golden orb weaver) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 25 Feb 2019 Oecophorinae sp. (subfamily) (Unidentified Oecophorinae concealer moths) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 16 Feb 2019 Promachus sp. (genus) (A robber fly) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 15 Feb 2019 Paropsis variolosa (Variolosa leaf beetle) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 7 Feb 2019 Diplacodes bipunctata (Wandering Percher) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 7 Feb 2019 Deliochus sp. (genus) (A leaf curling spider) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 1 Feb 2019 Echium plantagineum (Paterson's Curse) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 1 Feb 2019 Microlaena stipoides (Weeping Grass) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 1 Feb 2019 Ipoella sp. (Genus) (Leafhopper) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 31 Jan 2019 Rumex acetosella (Sorrel, Sheep Sorrel) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 24 Jan 2019 Cicadellidae sp. (family) (Unidentified leafhopper) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 24 Jan 2019 Eurymela distincta (Gumtree leafhopper) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 4 Jan 2019 Paropsis variolosa (Variolosa leaf beetle) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 17 Dec 2018 Eurymela sp. (genus) (A gumtree leafhopper) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 7 Dec 2018 Iridomyrmex purpureus (Meat Ant) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 7 Dec 2018 Epicoma contristis (Yellow-spotted Epicoma Moth) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 7 Dec 2018 Hypericum perforatum (St John's Wort) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 11 Nov 2018 Rosa rubiginosa (Sweet Briar, Eglantine) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 11 Nov 2018 Tasmanicosa sp. (genus) (Unidentified Tasmanicosa wolf spider) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 6 Nov 2018 Camponotus sp. (genus) (A sugar ant) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 23 Oct 2018 Lepidoptera sp. unclassified IMMATURE moth (Lepidoptera sp. unclassified IMMATURE moth) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 17 Sep 2018 Anestia sp. (genus) (A tiger moth) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 17 Sep 2018 Acacia boormanii (Snowy River Wattle) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 6 Sep 2018 Acacia pycnantha (Golden Wattle) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 6 Sep 2018 Chenonetta jubata (Australian Wood Duck) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 6 Sep 2018 Eucalyptus rossii (Inland Scribbly Gum) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 28 Jun 2018 Cassinia sifton (Sifton bush, Chinese Shrub) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 14 Mar 2018 Wurmbea dioica subsp. dioica (Early Nancy) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 17 Sep 2016 Cynoglossum australe (Australian Forget-me-not) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 19 Nov 2015 Chrysocephalum apiculatum (Common Everlasting) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 19 Nov 2015 Tolpis barbata (Yellow Hawkweed) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 19 Nov 2015 Centaurium erythraea (Common Centaury) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 19 Nov 2015 Cheilanthes distans (Bristly cloak fern) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 19 Nov 2015 Calotis lappulacea (Yellow burr daisy) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 19 Nov 2015 Lycium ferocissimum (African Boxthorn) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 25 May 2015 Calotis lappulacea (Yellow burr daisy) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 25 May 2015 Calotis lappulacea (Yellow burr daisy) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 22 May 2015
Myrmecia pyriformis (A Bull ant) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 7 Jan 2020
Paropsis variolosa (Variolosa leaf beetle) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 7 Jan 2020
Cerdistus sp. (genus) (Robber fly) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 7 Jan 2020
Cicadellidae sp. (family) (Unidentified leafhopper) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 18 Nov 2019
Rhinaria sp. (genus) (Unidentified Rhinaria weevil) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 18 Nov 2019
Phlogistus sp. (genus) (A clerid beetle) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 31 Oct 2019
Psychidae sp. (family) (Unidentified case moth or bagworm) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 3 Oct 2019
Pycnostictus seriatus (Common Bandwing) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 3 Oct 2019
Philobota sp near arabella (A concealer moth) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 3 Oct 2019
Cardiaspina albitextura (White Lace Lerp) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 3 Oct 2019
Acacia pycnantha (Golden Wattle) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 2 Sep 2019
Chenonetta jubata (Australian Wood Duck) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 27 Jun 2019
Chenonetta jubata (Australian Wood Duck) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 21 Jun 2019
Dacelo novaeguineae (Laughing Kookaburra) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 24 Apr 2019
Crataegus monogyna (Hawthorn) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 27 Mar 2019
Sorbus domestica (Service Tree) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 27 Mar 2019
Notoncus gilberti (Smooth Epaulet Ant) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 16 Mar 2019
Eurymelinae (subfamily) (Unidentified eurymeline leafhopper) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 16 Mar 2019
Nephila edulis (Golden orb weaver) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 26 Feb 2019
Nephila edulis (Golden orb weaver) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 25 Feb 2019
Oecophorinae sp. (subfamily) (Unidentified Oecophorinae concealer moths) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 16 Feb 2019
Promachus sp. (genus) (A robber fly) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 15 Feb 2019
Paropsis variolosa (Variolosa leaf beetle) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 7 Feb 2019
Diplacodes bipunctata (Wandering Percher) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 7 Feb 2019
Deliochus sp. (genus) (A leaf curling spider) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 1 Feb 2019
Echium plantagineum (Paterson's Curse) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 1 Feb 2019
Microlaena stipoides (Weeping Grass) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 1 Feb 2019
Ipoella sp. (Genus) (Leafhopper) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 31 Jan 2019
Rumex acetosella (Sorrel, Sheep Sorrel) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 24 Jan 2019
Cicadellidae sp. (family) (Unidentified leafhopper) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 24 Jan 2019
Eurymela distincta (Gumtree leafhopper) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 4 Jan 2019
Paropsis variolosa (Variolosa leaf beetle) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 17 Dec 2018
Eurymela sp. (genus) (A gumtree leafhopper) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 7 Dec 2018
Iridomyrmex purpureus (Meat Ant) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 7 Dec 2018
Epicoma contristis (Yellow-spotted Epicoma Moth) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 7 Dec 2018
Hypericum perforatum (St John's Wort) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 11 Nov 2018
Rosa rubiginosa (Sweet Briar, Eglantine) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 11 Nov 2018
Tasmanicosa sp. (genus) (Unidentified Tasmanicosa wolf spider) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 6 Nov 2018
Camponotus sp. (genus) (A sugar ant) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 23 Oct 2018
Lepidoptera sp. unclassified IMMATURE moth (Lepidoptera sp. unclassified IMMATURE moth) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 17 Sep 2018
Anestia sp. (genus) (A tiger moth) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 17 Sep 2018
Acacia boormanii (Snowy River Wattle) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 6 Sep 2018
Acacia pycnantha (Golden Wattle) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 6 Sep 2018
Chenonetta jubata (Australian Wood Duck) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 6 Sep 2018
Eucalyptus rossii (Inland Scribbly Gum) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 28 Jun 2018
Cassinia sifton (Sifton bush, Chinese Shrub) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 14 Mar 2018
Wurmbea dioica subsp. dioica (Early Nancy) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 17 Sep 2016
Cynoglossum australe (Australian Forget-me-not) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 19 Nov 2015
Chrysocephalum apiculatum (Common Everlasting) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 19 Nov 2015
Tolpis barbata (Yellow Hawkweed) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 19 Nov 2015
Centaurium erythraea (Common Centaury) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 19 Nov 2015
Cheilanthes distans (Bristly cloak fern) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 19 Nov 2015
Calotis lappulacea (Yellow burr daisy) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 19 Nov 2015
Lycium ferocissimum (African Boxthorn) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 25 May 2015
Calotis lappulacea (Yellow burr daisy) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 25 May 2015
Calotis lappulacea (Yellow burr daisy) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 22 May 2015

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