Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Glycaspis brimblecombei

Glycaspis brimblecombei Moore, 1964

red gum lerp psyllid

on Eucalyptus

Glycaspis brimblecombei: lerps on Eucalyptus camaldulensis

Eucalyptus camaldulensis (from Laudonia & Garonn (2011a)


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.


Myrtaceae, monophagous

Eucalyptus camaldulensis.

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


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


Bella & Rapisarda (2013a), Floris, Cocco, Buffa ao (2018a), Garonna, Bernardo, Gualtieri ao (2018a), Hrnčić, Radonjić & Perović (2017a), Inghilesi, Cervo, Pennacchio ao (2013a), Laudonia & Garonna (2010a, 2011a), Malumphy, Perović, Hrnčić ao (2013a), Reguia & Peris-Felipo (2013a), Spodek, Burckhardt & Freidberg (2017a), Suma, Nucifora, Caleca ao (2018a).

Last modified 27.xi.2020