Brown Spittlebug
Adult
Ellura
Brown Spittlebug
Nymph hiding
 
                      
Brown Spittlebug (Bathyllus albicinctus)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: True Bugs (Hemiptera)
Family: Spittlebug (Cercopidae)
Species: Brown Spittlebug (Bathyllus albicinctus)
This Photo:     🔍Froth🔎

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."

Copyright © 2016-2022 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 22-Sep-2016
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.