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Yellow guys - Stomacoccus platani - male - female

Yellow guys - Stomacoccus platani - Male Female
Agoura Hills, Los Angeles County, California, USA
April 12, 2016
This particular sycamore tree is covered in these somewhat large yellow springtails(?). Some of them have orange (males?) hitching a ride on the back.

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Yellow guys - Stomacoccus platani - male - female Yellow guys - Stomacoccus platani - female

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

 
Turns out these are the adults
of the scale insect I've been observing all this time!

See http://ucanr.edu/sites/sjcoeh/files/77101.pdf

 
Fascinating!
I didn't realize that these had an adult crawling stage, but it makes perfect sense. Great job in figuring this one out.

Interesting...
thanks guys. There are lots of scale insects on these trees but these are much bigger, don't think they are related.

They look similar to these http://bugguide.net/node/view/1064259/bgimage

Moved
Moved from Springtails and allies.

Agreed. Not Collembola.

Looks like Sternorrhyncha to me
maybe a scale crawler? Antennae not right for springtail, too many segments I think. Let's see what others have to say.

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