Burrowing Bug
Nymph, ventral
Ellura
Curved Longheaded Hopper
Wing Venation Comparison
 
    
Curved Longheaded Hopper (Thanatodictya sp)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: True Bugs (Hemiptera)
Family: Dictyopharid Planthopper (Dictyopharidae)
Species: Curved Longheaded Hopper (Thanatodictya sp)

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), and elsewhere
We have found that all specimens have different wing venation. It's quite possible that the curved snout and wing venation are not diagnostic. We don't count these as separate species now; until some research is done on them to determine what diagnostic features separate the species.

Copyright © 2013- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 21-Oct-2013
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.