White Clam Lerp
Lerps
Ellura
White Clam Lerp
Later Instar
 
    
White Clam Lerp (Hyalinaspis sp)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: True Bugs (Hemiptera)
Family: Psyllid (Psyllidae)
Species: White Clam Lerp (Hyalinaspis sp)
This Photo:     Early Instar

EXTRA - Photo Specific Information:
They vary in colour between yellow and red. The eyes (probably not functional yet) are the little orange bits on the front at the side. Not the black markings on the head. You can see the wings starting to develop in the middle of the body to the side.
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), the Adelaide Hills and elsewhere
There is a bit of confussion with the naming of these. The Lerp is the housing. The bug inside is a Psyllid that produces the lerp.

Copyright © 2011- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 09-May-2011
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.