Hairy Large-eyed Mirid Bug
Ventral
Ellura
Scale Insect
Juvenile
 
    
Scale Insect (Icerya sp ES1)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: True Bugs (Hemiptera)
Family: Giant Scale (Monophlebidae)
Species: Scale Insect (Icerya sp ES1)
This Photo:     Hatching

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), and elsewhere
Primarily brilliant white (which is the egg sack) with a brown cap (the actual insect).
Found on saltbush (Atriplex sp)

Copyright © 2012- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 11-Oct-2012
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.