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Ivy Scale

Observed: 29th January 2012 By: DavidHowdon
Amateur Entomologists' SocietyLondon Natural History SocietySelborne Society
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Description:

Whilst collecting some ivy (Hedera helix) leaves to feed to the caterpillar shown in http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/235931 I noticed several small scales on nearly every leaf I picked.
My attempts at ID below.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

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Peter Pearson's picture

Thanks for your entry

This has tied up an id for me. Searching ivy for what I could find these little scales were something that came to light. They had been puzzling me ever since but had no photo to submit for id here.

DavidHowdon's picture

Good

Although don't trust my ID as I am far from an expert on this group (although I see it has now been agreed by another user).

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Is it possible to get any further

Is it possible to ID these beyond the family level?