Green Tube Spittlebug
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)|
|Order:||True Bugs (Hemiptera)|
|Family:||True Spittlebug (Cercopoidea, Cercopidae) iNaturalist Observation|
|Species:||Brown Spittlebug (Bathyllus albicinctus)|
|This Photo:||🔍Nymph - "Dribbles"🔎|
EXTRA - Photo Specific Information:
Named by fellow SA Natureteers member, Nigel Bell.
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
Adults ~6mm long.
They make a froth (akin to a frog nest pontoon) in plants for their young to hide in while they suck juices from the plant, as can be seen here.
We confused the nymph with a Cicada; at least they are related.
Newly emerged speciemens can be very pale. Additionally Les Day said "B. albicinctus does appear to be variable in colouring."