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Corythucha ciliata

2 Sycamore Lace Bug at Paddys River, ACT

Corythucha ciliata at Paddys River, ACT - 10 Apr 2018
Corythucha ciliata at Paddys River, ACT - 10 Apr 2018
Corythucha ciliata at Paddys River, ACT - 10 Apr 2018
Corythucha ciliata at Paddys River, ACT - 10 Apr 2018
Corythucha ciliata at Paddys River, ACT - 10 Apr 2018
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Identification history

Corythucha ciliata 7 Aug 2018 MichaelMulvaney
Corythucha ciliata 7 Jul 2018 RodDeb
Unidentified 11 Apr 2018 RodDeb

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Very small about 5mm long. 3rd photo shows the insect next to the tip of a pencil. The last photo the insect is on the pencil. The insect flew into the car on the dashboard as the door opened, was amazed at the detail in such a tiny insect. It stayed and posed for awhile then flew back out. Went through most of the insects on CNM but could not find it.

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RodDeb wrote:
   17 Apr 2018
Have been doing a bit more searching to try and find out what this insect was and think it is a Sycamore lace bug (Corythucha ciliata), it is not listed on CNM. Hope this helps, Deb
RodDeb wrote:
   8 Jul 2018
have just put in a suggested species for this sighting think this is. It was put on in April - Sycamore lace bug (Corythucha ciliata) but the name is not in the CNM listing and have had no response about it yet. Thought it may be of interest as it is a pest.
   8 Aug 2018
Thanks Deb - I missed this one I will check with my colleges tomorrow. If the ID is right this species was first recorded in Australia in Sydney in 2007. Sycamore Lace Bug is capable of defoliating plant trees, so I think it is one that we would probably want to get on top of if it is not already widespread in our region.
RodDeb wrote:
   9 Aug 2018
Thanks Michael, hope it is not too widespread already.
Deb
   10 Aug 2018
Deb
My colleges report that it was first observed in Canberra about 4 or 5 years ago and unfortunately is already widespread. There is no biological or other ready control method. The good news is that to date it has not had a major impact on the any of the regions plane trees and their appear to be some plane species and cultivars that it does not attack.
RodDeb wrote:
   10 Aug 2018
Thanks for the update.

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Dasypodia selenophora (Southern old lady moth) at Paddys River, ACT - 2 Feb 2021 by RodDeb
Oriolus sagittatus (Olive-backed Oriole) at Paddys River, ACT - 2 Feb 2021 by RodDeb
Ellipsidion australe (Austral Ellipsidion cockroach) at Paddys River, ACT - 21 Jan 2021 by Christine
Psychodidae sp. (family) (Moth Fly, Drain Fly) at Paddys River, ACT - 16 Feb 2020 by Christine
Tipanaea patulella (A Crambid moth) at Paddys River, ACT - 16 Feb 2020 by Christine
Hippotion scrofa (Coprosma Hawk Moth) at Paddys River, ACT - 16 Feb 2020 by Christine
Urtica urens (Small nettle) at Paddys River, ACT - 24 Aug 2019 by PeteWoodall
Vinca major (Blue Periwinkle) at Paddys River, ACT - 24 Aug 2019 by PeteWoodall
Vombatus ursinus (Common Wombat, Bare-nosed Wombat) at Paddys River, ACT - 24 Aug 2019 by PeteWoodall
Pimelea ligustrina subsp. ligustrina (Tall Rice Flower) at Paddys River, ACT - 24 Aug 2019 by PeteWoodall
Bursaria spinosa (Native Blackthorn) at Paddys River, ACT - 24 Aug 2019 by PeteWoodall
Bryaceae (Family) (A moss) at Paddys River, ACT - 24 Aug 2019 by PeteWoodall
Viola odorata (Sweet Violet, Common Violet) at Paddys River, ACT - 24 Aug 2019 by PeteWoodall
Lomatia myricoides (River Lomatia) at Paddys River, ACT - 24 Aug 2019 by PeteWoodall
Macrotona australis (Common Macrotona Grasshopper) at Paddys River, ACT - 27 Mar 2019 by RodDeb
Orthetrum villosovittatum (Fiery Skimmer) at Paddys River, ACT - 21 Feb 2019 by jbromilow50
Scolia (Discolia) verticalis (Yellow-headed hairy flower wasp) at Paddys River, ACT - 21 Feb 2019 by jbromilow50
Phalaenoides tristifica (Willow-herb Day-moth) at Paddys River, ACT - 23 Oct 2018 by RodDeb
Caligavis chrysops (Yellow-faced Honeyeater) at Paddys River, ACT - 23 Oct 2018 by RodDeb
Acacia melanoxylon (Blackwood) at Paddys River, ACT - 11 Sep 2018 by PeteWoodall
Acacia decurrens (Green Wattle) at Paddys River, ACT - 11 Sep 2018 by PeteWoodall
Acacia rubida (Red-leaved Wattle) at Paddys River, ACT - 11 Sep 2018 by PeteWoodall
Acacia melanoxylon (Blackwood) at Paddys River, ACT - 11 Sep 2018 by PeteWoodall
Dodonaea viscosa (Hop Bush) at Paddys River, ACT - 11 Sep 2018 by PeteWoodall
Harmonia conformis (Common Spotted Ladybird) at Paddys River, ACT - 11 Sep 2018 by PeteWoodall
Eolophus roseicapillus (Galah) at Paddys River, ACT - 10 Apr 2018 by RodDeb
Alisterus scapularis (Australian King-Parrot) at Paddys River, ACT - 10 Apr 2018 by RodDeb
Accipiter cirrocephalus (Collared Sparrowhawk) at Paddys River, ACT - 18 Sep 2017 by JohnBundock
Austrogomphus cornutus (Unicorn Hunter) at Paddys River, ACT - 20 Feb 2016 by HarveyPerkins
Ephemeroptera (order) (Unidentified Mayfly) at Paddys River, ACT - 24 Oct 2015 by HarveyPerkins

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Exotic
  • Noxious or High Risk Weed or Pest

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  • 1 Abundance
  • 10 Apr 2018 02:33 PM Recorded on
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  • Less than 5mm Animal size

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