Wattle Hopper
Wattle Hopper
Rear Leg 2
Wattle Hopper (Dardus sp)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: True Bugs (Hemiptera)
Family: Planthopper (Hopper: Fulgoroidea, Eurybrachidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Wattle Hopper (Dardus sp)
This Photo:     Rear Leg 1

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
A little hopper ~4-5mm long.
You'll notice our specimen has lost one of it's middle feet.
With very dark specimens like these we bump up brightness to highlight details, making the background unrealistically bright. It can be considered a camera artifact and highlights the need to be careful when considering colours in photo's.

Copyright © 2017-2023 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 01-Dec-2017
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.