Eucalyptus Bug
Instar shedding
Eucalyptus Tip Wilter
S2, Instar, profile
Eucalyptus Tip Wilter (Amorbus rhombifer)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: True Bugs (Hemiptera)
Family: Leaf Footed Bug (Coreoidea, Coreidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Eucalyptus Tip Wilter (Amorbus rhombifer)
This Photo:     🔍S1, Instar, dorsal🔎

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), the Adelaide Hills and elsewhere
The instar we caught was ~14mm long. The adults get a lot larger.
The name refers to the fact they suck the juices out of the new growth of Eucalyptus trees, which then wilt and brown off.

Copyright © 2011-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 18-Feb-2011
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.