Longheaded Hopper
Pale Wattle Hopper
Pale Wattle Hopper (Dardus abbreviatus)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: True Bugs (Hemiptera)
Family: Planthopper (Hopper: Fulgoroidea, Eurybrachidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Pale Wattle Hopper (Dardus abbreviatus)
This Photo:     🔍Dorsal🔎
Other name: Dardus Wattle Hopper

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~3.5mm long
Notice the emarginate eye around the antennae (underneath the eye). There is a knob like process on it, this is diagnostic for the Eurybrachidae family.
Notice the frons (face) is evenly rugose, with no major lumps & bumps; this is diagnostic for the genus.
Notice the red body (barely visible under the wings), one of the diagnostics for the species.
Found one specimen in February.

Copyright © 2022 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 10-Feb-2022
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.