White Clam Lerp
Later Instar
Ellura
White Clam Lerp
Adult with instars
 
    
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:     Adult

EXTRA - Photo Specific Information:
Not only has it sprouted wings but suddenly the body is more 3D. The adults have incredibly detailed markings. They are so small you can hardly see them, yet they still need camouflage to hide from the birds.
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 15-May-2011
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.