Lerp (biology)

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In biology, a lerp is a structure of crystallized honeydew produced by larvae of psyllid insects as a protective cover. These insects are commonly referred to as lerp insects.

Host plants[edit]

Some of the host plants on which lerp is often found include:

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Lerps Insects Number 6 Revised October 1992 By Charlma Phillips, Principal Forest Health Scientist; Government of South Australia [1]