Acacia Horned Treehopper
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)|
|Order:||True Bugs (Hemiptera)|
|Family:||Jumping Tree Bug (Miridae)|
|Species:||Saltbush Mirid (Coridromius chenopoderis)|
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
A tiny bug at ~2.5mm that has striped legs & face. More like a plant hopper with it's powerful hind legs.
It's severely bent wings are another obvious diagnostic feature.
Notibly this genus utilises a Traumatic insemination technique to "copulate".