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Psocodea 'Psocoptera' sp. (order)

Unidentified plant louse at Aranda Bushland

Psocodea 'Psocoptera' sp. (order) at Aranda Bushland - 29 Jul 2018
Psocodea 'Psocoptera' sp. (order) at Aranda Bushland - 29 Jul 2018
Psocodea 'Psocoptera' sp. (order) at Aranda Bushland - 29 Jul 2018
Psocodea 'Psocoptera' sp. (order) at Aranda Bushland - 29 Jul 2018
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Identification history

Psocodea 'Psocoptera' sp. (order) 7 Aug 2018 KimPullen
Unidentified 31 Jul 2018 CathB

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Author's notes

A large mass of tiny insects, not much more than 1mm, on stringybark trunk. Many disappeared into fissures in the bark as I approached. No sign of them when I went back next day to try to get better pictures.

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RogerF wrote:
   3 Aug 2018
They look like psoccids
KimPullen wrote:
   8 Aug 2018
Agree with Roger.

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Gasteruption sp. (genus) (Gasteruptiid wasp) at Aranda Bushland - 10 Nov 2019 by CathB
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Goniaea sp. (genus) (A gumleaf grasshopper) at Aranda Bushland - 2 Oct 2019 by Kurt
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Anonychomyrma sp. (genus) (Black Cocktail Ant) at Aranda Bushland - 6 Sep 2019 by CathB
Symphypleona sp. (order) (Globular springtail) at Aranda Bushland - 5 Jul 2019 by CathB
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Myrmecorhynchus emeryi (Possum Ant) at Aranda Bushland - 4 Jul 2019 by CathB
Colobostruma sp. (genus) (Fierce gremlin ant) at Aranda Bushland - 4 Jul 2019 by CathB
Acizzia sp. (genus) (Unidentified wattle psyllid) at Aranda Bushland - 13 Apr 2019 by CathB
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Podomyrma sp. (genus) (Muscleman Tree Ant) at Aranda Bushland - 4 Mar 2019 by CathB
Comptosia sp. (genus) (Unidentified Comptosia bee fly) at Aranda Bushland - 4 Mar 2019 by CathB
Camponotus suffusus (Golden-tailed sugar ant) at Aranda Bushland - 19 Feb 2019 by CathB
Coryphistes ruricola (Bark grasshopper) at Aranda Bushland - 12 Nov 2018 by CathB
Philobota sp near arabella (A concealer moth) at Aranda Bushland - 2 Oct 2018 by Alison Milton
Cicadellidae sp. (family) (Unidentified leafhopper) at Aranda Bushland - 7 Sep 2018 by CathB
Cicadellidae sp. (family) (Unidentified leafhopper) at Aranda Bushland - 7 Sep 2018 by CathB
Callibracon capitator (White Flank Black Braconid Wasp) at Aranda Bushland - 7 Sep 2018 by CathB
Arasia mollicoma (Flat-white Jumping Spider) at Aranda Bushland - 16 Mar 2018 by CathB
Gotra sp. (genus) (Unidentified Gotra ichneumon wasp) at Aranda Bushland - 12 Mar 2018 by CathB
Brachytria jugosa (Jugosa longhorn beetle) at Aranda Bushland - 10 Mar 2018 by CathB
Latrodectus hasselti (Redback Spider) at Aranda Bushland - 10 Feb 2018 by CathB
Iridomyrmex purpureus (Meat Ant) at Aranda Bushland - 10 Feb 2018 by CathB
Harpobittacus australis (Hangingfly) at Aranda Bushland - 12 Nov 2017 by CathB
Urodacus manicatus (Black Rock Scorpion) at Aranda Bushland - 14 Oct 2017 by DerekC
Lepidoscia (genus) (Unidentified cone case moth) at Aranda Bushland - 5 Oct 2017 by CathB
Mutusca brevicornis (A broad-headed bug) at Aranda Bushland - 5 Oct 2017 by CathB
Nyctemera amicus (Senecio or Magpie moth) at Aranda Bushland - 1 Sep 2017 by CathB
Dolophones sp. (genus) (Wrap-around spider) at Aranda Bushland - 13 Apr 2017 by CathB
Pseudomantis albofimbriata (False garden mantis) at Aranda Bushland - 24 Feb 2017 by CathB
Arachnura higginsi (Scorpion-tailed Spider) at Aranda Bushland - 2 Feb 2017 by CathB
Pyronema sp. (A fire fungus) at Aranda Bushland - 14 Mar 2016 by CathB
Goodenia hederacea (Ivy Goodenia) at Aranda Bushland - 14 Feb 2016 by AaronClausen
Urodacus manicatus (Black Rock Scorpion) at Aranda Bushland - 14 Feb 2016 by AaronClausen
Austracantha minax (Christmas Spider, Jewel Spider) at Aranda Bushland - 14 Feb 2016 by AaronClausen
Missulena occatoria (Red-headed Mouse Spider) at Aranda Bushland - 20 May 2015 by CathB
Stylidium graminifolium (Grass Triggerplant) at Aranda Bushland - 5 Apr 2014 by AaronClausen
Pseudonaja textilis (Eastern Brown Snake) at Aranda Bushland - 17 Mar 2012 by CathB

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 101 - 1,000 Abundance
  • 29 Jul 2018 03:51 PM Recorded on
  • CathB Recorded by

Additional information

  • Eucalyptus macrorhynca Associated plant
  • Less than 5mm Animal size

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