Eucalypt Gall
Female, ventral
Ellura
Wattle Hopper
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Wattle Hopper (Dardus sp)Class: Animal (Animalia) - Joint Leg (Arthropoda) - Insect (Insecta)
Order: True Bug (Hemiptera)
Family: Planthopper (Eurybrachidae)
Species: Wattle Hopper (Dardus sp)
This Photo:     Dorsal

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee)
A little hopper ~4-5mm long.
You'll notice our specimen has lost one of it's middle feet.
With very dark specimens like these we bump up brightness to highlight details, making the background unrealistically bright. It can be considered a camera artifact and highlights the need to be careful when considering colours in photo's.
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Copyright © 2017- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 30-Nov-2017
This species is an Australian Native Species