Scallop Shell Lerps

So far in the wild world of Lerps, I’ve encountered about four different structures created by these little baby psyllids. Enjoy some scallop shell shapes I encountered in a suburban park while I was waiting for the car to be serviced. What else would you do?

Scallop Shell Lerp
Psyllid nymphs create a shell shaped lerp on this gum leaf. Wilston, Qld.
Scallop Shell Lerp
The exposed psyllid nymphs responsible for creating lerps that resemble scallop shells (I’m sure they’re fine). Wilston, Qld.

Find some more lovely lerps here: aussiebugs.com.au/Hemiptera/Lerps-Psyllids

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