lerp
n. [Native name, lit., sweet]
(ARTHROPODA: Insecta)
In australian jumping plantlice, a scale or test on leaves or small twigs under which sedentary nymphs of Spondyliaspinae shelter.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • Lerp — may refer to* Lerp (biology), a structure produced by larvae of psyllid insects as a protective cover. * Lerp (computing), a quasi acronym for linear interpolation in computing and mathematics.LERP can also be used as an acronym: * Liberia Equal… …   Wikipedia

  • Lerp — Lerp, so v.w. Eucalyptuszucker …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Lerp — Lerp, s. Eucalyptus …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • lerp — noun a) A sweet secretion, produced by the larvae of the family Psyllidsea, that forms scales on eucalyptus leaves :: (2010) These insects sit on the veins of tree leaves, sucking their sap and excreting a sugary solution known as lerp. (Wendy… …   Wiktionary

  • lerp — /lɜp/ (say lerp) noun a sweet, edible, waxy secretion found on the leaves of eucalypts, and produced by the young of psyllids as a protection. {Australian Aboriginal; Wembawemba lerep} …   Australian English dictionary

  • lerp — ˈlərp noun also laap ˈläp ( s) Etymology: native name in Australia, literally, sweet : a sweet waxy secretion found in Australia and Tasmania on the leaves of eucalyptus trees that is produced as a protection by the young of jumping plant lice of …   Useful english dictionary

  • Lerp (biology) — In biology, a lerp is a structure of crystallized honeydew produced by larvae of psyllid insects as a protective cover. External links * [http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/PMG/PESTNOTES/pn7460.html University of California Integrated Pest Management] *… …   Wikipedia

  • lerp insect — noun : jumping plant louse …   Useful english dictionary

  • sugar-lerp — /ˈʃʊgə lɜp/ (say shooguh lerp) noun an insect, Spondyliapsis eucalypti, of the order Hemiptera, which makes a small conical casing for its larvae on gumleaves …   Australian English dictionary

  • sugar lerp insect — noun : a psyllid bug (Spondyliaspis eucalypti) that secretes large amounts of lerp honey …   Useful english dictionary

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