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Leafhopper Nymph

Family: Cicadellidae

Description:

This 5 mm long nymph was a purple and grey colour with white mottling on the head and thorax. Antennae (barely visible in photo) were long and thin - almost half the body length. Wing buds visible. The abdomen had short stiff setae.

Habitat:

Spotted on a Goodenia plant in a national park.

Notes:

This was the only shot I could get before the nymph ran on to the underside of the leaf and down into the undergrowth.
My thanks to Ken Walker and Tony D for their comments and for identifying this as a leafhopper nymph.

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Leuba Ridgway
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Leuba Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Jan 19, 2015
Submitted on Jan 19, 2015

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