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.

distribution within Europe

PESI (2024).


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


Bastin, Burckhardt, Reyes-Betancort, ao (2023a), Bastin, Reyes-Betancort, Siverio de la Rosa & Percy (2024a), Bella (2014a), Bella & Rapisarda (2013a), Cocquempot, Malausa, Thaon & Brancaccio (2012a), 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 11.iv.2024