Life on a Leaf

The area around our house just now looks as though miniature white confettiĀ  has been tossed from the sky but it’s not confetti, it’s thousands of Lerps. I thought Lerps were little bugs that tasted sweet but they’re actually just the protective covers created by tiny insects called, “Psyllids”. Birds are having a feast in the trees but I’m not sure if it’s the Lerps or the Psyllids which are the treat..

I decided to investigate some leaves and was absolutely astonished when I saw my photos on the computer screen. Not even a magnifying glass had enabled me to see all the little creatures.

I am not an entomologist and would be delighted if someone could help me out with some insect IDs.

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So much life on a leaf.

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