Family Pseudococcidae (Mealybugs)

Pseudococcus longispinus (Long-tailed mealybug)

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Pending ID – Pseudococcidae
#1.
Early May 2012
Hobart/ nipaluna
These killed the plant they were feeding on.
Photos KE

   
#2. Unidentified Mealybugs
Late August 2012
Geeveston
Images by Wendy Leeper, used with permission.
These root-sucking mealybugs were discovered while repotting an Orthrosanthus.
 
#3. Unidentified Mealybugs
Early February 2013
Central Highlands
Found on the roots of Ragwort (Senecia jacobaea).
Images by Viv Muller (via Threatened Plants Tasmania), used with permission.
Mealybug Pseudococcidae roots ragwort senecio jacobaea tasmania
#4. Mid August 2013
Waverley Park, Howrah
This individual was walking across a tree trunk.
Video and Photo KE

#5. Mid August 2013
Waverley Park, Howrah
Photos KE
 

#6. Early November 2017
Kingston Beach
Under Eucalypt bark
Photos KE
    

#7. Mid February 2014
Knocklofty Reserve, nipaluna/Hobart
Photos KE
  

#8. Mid March 2016
Knocklofty Reserve, nipaluna/Hobart
Photos KE

#9. Mid March 2016
Knocklofty Reserve, nipaluna/Hobart
Photo KE

#10. Mid March 2016
Denison Beach
on Coastal Wattle (or Boobyalla) Acacia longifolia subsp sophorae
Photo KE

#10.1  Late September 2018
Denison Beach
on Coastal Wattle (or Boobyalla) Acacia longifolia subsp sophorae
Photo KE

#10.2  Early January 2020
Arthur River
on Coastal Wattle (or Boobyalla) Acacia longifolia subsp sophorae
Photo KE


Early November 2023
Scamander
Photos KE

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Mid January 2024
Ulverstone
Photo KE

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#10.3  Mid January 2020
Arthur River
on Coastal Wattle (or Boobyalla) Acacia longifolia subsp sophorae
Photos KE
  

#10.4 Late November 2022
Verona Sands
Photo KE
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10.5 Mid February 2023
Narawntapu National Park
Being tended by Anonychomyrma ant.
Photo KE

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#11. Late March 2016
Knocklofty Reserve, Hobart
Photo KE

#12. Scale, possibly Pseudococcidae?? on cushion plants
Mid April 2017
Ben Lomond National Park, Little Hell Circuit
Photos KE
  

#13. Late April 2018
Cosy Corner South camp ground, Bay of Fires/larapuna
on Coastal Wattle (or Boobyalla) Acacia longifolia subsp sophorae
Photo KE

    

#14. Crawler moving around a moth-wing retreat
Early November 2023
Scamander
Photos KE

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#15. Early January 2024
Mount Field National Park
Photo KE
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Mid January 2024
Ulverstone
Photos KE
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