Scale Insect
Perspective, with Ant
Ellura
Small Mealybug
Female, dorsal
 
    
Large Mealybug (Monophlebulus sp ES1)Class: Animal (Animalia) - Joint Leg (Arthropoda) - Insect (Insecta)
Order: True Bug (Hemiptera)
Family: Giant Scale (Monophlebidae)
Species: Large Mealybug (Monophlebulus sp ES1)
This Photo:     Females
Other name: Large Meally Bug

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee)
We are not sure why one of the group was orange; they are clearly cohabiting and have the same body shape so reasonably sure they are all one species.

Copyright © 2013- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 18-Jul-2013
This species is an Australian Native Species