Lerp Scale is most often found on the leaves of Eucalyptus trees throughout Australia. It has the appearance of a small, wafer thin, crusty scale. Often a number of these scales are joined together or overlap each other, and in so doing, build up quite a sizeable structure. Under each scale, may be found a minute insect, which will be either pink, green, or black in structure. The insects are responsible for the structure of the scale. The white scale is edible without preparation and has a sweet taste. At various times through the year, it may be collected in . . .