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Cryptes baccatus (Maskell, 1892), or the "Wattle Tick Scale" is a scale insect know from Australia. It is quite unusual looking with a tick-like enlarged body sticking up from te substrate and blocking the sucking head from sight.

Similar species: True Bugs
Species identified by Ernst
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Uploaded Jan 14, 2023. Captured Jan 13, 2023 11:28 in Heysen Trail, Waitpinga SA 5211, Australia.
  • Canon EOS 700D
  • f/10.0
  • 1/128s
  • ISO400
  • 135mm