Glycaspis brimblecombei Moore, 1964

red gum lerp psyllid

on Eucalyptus

Glycaspis brimblecombei: lerps on Eucalyptus camaldulensis

Eucalyptus camaldulensis (from Laudonia & Garonn (2011a)

parasite

The orange larvae sit immobile on the leaves, protected by a white conical cover (called a lerp) consisting of a mix of dried honeydew and wax.

hostplants

Myrtaceae, monophagous

Eucalyptus camaldulensis.

Outside of Europe the species is known from a number of other Eucalyptus species.

notes

The species appeared in Europe (Portugal) in 2007 and is expansing rapidly in the Mediterranean area. The damage done to the trees is considerable.

references

Bella & Rapisarda (2013a), Floris, Cocco, Buffa ao (2018a), Garonna, Bernardo, Gualtieri ao (2018a), Inghilesi, Cervo, Pennacchio ao (2013a), Laudonia & Garonna (2010a, 2011a), Malumphy, Perović, Hrnčić ao (2013a), Reguia & Peris-Felipo (2013a), Suma, Nucifora, Caleca ao (2018a).

mod 25.x.2019