Wattle Hopper
Rear Leg 1
Wattle Hopper
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 2

EXTRA - Photo Specific Information:
The reason for 2 such similar photo's is to highlight the differences noticed with a slightly different angle / twist. Here you can see the extra spines not visible in the previous photo. With these small inverts where the leg spines can be diagnostic it is too easy to miss important detail.
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.