Eucalyptus Tip Wilter
S2, Instar, profile
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)|
|Order:||True Bugs (Hemiptera)|
|Family:||Leaf Footed Bug (Coreoidea, Coreidae)|
|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.