Subject: Bug Identification
Location: Cathedral Ranges, east of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
March 21, 2016 2:42 am
Found this on a hike in the Cathedral Ranges east of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Believe it’s a giant scale insect but from what I read they are in Queensland.
You are correct that this is a Giant Scale Insect in the genus Monophlebulus. We do not know the exact range of various species, but Project Noah has sightings from Western Australia, so they are not limited to Queensland.