Spittlebug
Nymph exposed
Ellura
Two-dot Smoky Buzzer
Male: dorsal
 
                      
Spittlebug (Bathyllus albicinctus)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: True Bugs (Hemiptera)
Family: Spittlebug (Cercopidae)
Species: 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.
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."

Copyright © 2016-2021 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 31-Aug-2016
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.