Female, ventral
Saltbush Mirid
Saltbush Mirid (Coridromius chenopoderis)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: True Bugs (Hemiptera)
Family: Jumping Tree Bug (Cimicomorpha, Miridae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Saltbush Mirid (Coridromius chenopoderis)
This Photo:     Dorsal

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
A tiny bug at ~2.5mm that has striped legs & face. More like a plant hopper with it's powerful hind legs.
It's severely bent wings are another obvious diagnostic feature.
Notibly this genus utilises a Traumatic insemination technique to "copulate".

Copyright © 2019-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 17-Apr-2019
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.