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Eriococcus coriaceus

2 Gumtree Scale at suppressed

Eriococcus coriaceus at suppressed - 28 Dec 2021
Eriococcus coriaceus at suppressed - 28 Dec 2021
Eriococcus coriaceus at suppressed - 28 Dec 2021
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Identification history

Eriococcus coriaceus 30 Dec 2021 MichaelMulvaney
Eriococcus coriaceus 29 Dec 2021 AlisonMilton
Unidentified 29 Dec 2021 rawshorty

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User's notes

I am thinking these might be eggs of the Hoppers in my sighting 4414651. They were on a sapling right next to the one in that sighting and the Coconut Ants looked like they were feeding off them.


   29 Dec 2021
Shorty, I suspect these are actually galls rather than leafhopper eggs.
rawshorty wrote:
   29 Dec 2021
Thanks Alison, i wonder what the interest the Coconut Ants have with them?
   29 Dec 2021
Hi Shorty, They also secrete a honey. I suspect they are Eriococcus coriaceus.
rawshorty wrote:
   29 Dec 2021
Thanks, Alison.

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Species information

  • Eriococcus coriaceus Scientific name
  • Gumtree Scale Common name
  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 16 - 100 Abundance
  • 28 Dec 2021 11:41 AM Recorded on
  • rawshorty Recorded by

Additional information

  • Gum sapling Associated plant
  • Coconut Ant Associated Insect
  • 5mm to 12mm Animal size

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