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Moulting leaf hoppers

Eurymeloides marmorata


Yellow, freshly moulted instars, leave their old skins hanging around and wait in the strong sunlight for their new colours to develop. The stringy, white air tubes are the last parts still connected to the exuvia, forcing the new instar to take a good look at it's old self.
These were the same 'family' spotted last week thus the ID.


On eucalyptus shrub in a local nature reserve.


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1 Comment

CharliePrice 5 years ago

Fantastic Mark ...great to get action shots as it was happening !

Mark Ridgway
Spotted by
Mark Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Nov 19, 2014
Submitted on Nov 19, 2014

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