Subject: Unknown Species
Location: Manila, Philippines
January 14, 2017 7:14 pm
Hello i just want to ask what kind of species is this. I just need it for my project in ecology and i hope you answer this question immediately. thank you and god bless
This may be the first time we have received an identification request from an entire scientific discipline as opposed to a request from an individual. This appears to us like it might be a Hemipteran because of its similarity to the Giant Snowball Mealybug from Australia. Based on Project Noah, Giant Scale Insects from the genus Monophlebulus are found in the Philippines. Your image is not distinct enough to be certain.