Orange Jumping Plant Louse
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)|
|Order:||True Bugs (Hemiptera)|
|Species:||Orange Jumping Plant Louse (Psylloidea sp)|
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As the family Psyllidae still exists, the common name Psyllid has now been replaced by Psylloid to highlight the group is now referring to the super-family, rather just the single family of old.