Mealybug
Male
Ellura
Orange Jumping Plant Louse
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Orange Jumping Plant Louse (Psylloidea sp)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: True Bugs (Hemiptera)
Family: Psylloid (Psylloidea)
Species: Orange Jumping Plant Louse (Psylloidea sp)
This Photo:     Dorsal

Thank you Dr Francesco Martoni for helping with the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~3mm long, ~7mm wingspan.
Francesco said "Any psylloid that makes lerps is currently in the subfamily Spondyliaspidinae (family Aphalaridae)."
Because we follow Atlas taxon definitions, we had this marked under family Psyllidae. Seems this will change.
To keep things correct we've used the super-family name, Psylloidea, for now and applied those we know create lerps under the sub-family.
As the family Psyllidae still exists, the common name Psyllid has now been replaced by Psylloid to highlight the group is now referring to the super-family, rather just the single family of old.

Copyright © 2018-2021 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 02-Apr-2018
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.