Orange Stick Insect
Male, Wings (closed)
Adelaide Hills
Bark Louse
Bark Louse (Ectopsocus sp)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Bark Lice (Psocodea)
Family: Bark Louse (Ectopsocidae)
Species: Bark Louse (Ectopsocus sp)
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General Species Information:
Found in the Adelaide Hills and possibly elsewhere
To separate Bark Lice from Psyllids, Dr Francesco Martoni said "the shape of the head (quite "detached" from thr body), the very long antennae that look very sinuous and almost appear not segmented, as well as the wing veins, which tent to generate more than one cell per vein towards the margin of the wing."

Copyright © 2011-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 13-Oct-2011
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.