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Psyllid adult

Family: Psyllidae

Description:

A small insect about 10mm long, all orange except for red centres in the eyes and dark spats; longish delicate antennae; long an delicate, very clear wings extending well beyond the abdomen.

Habitat:

On the margin of a national park with mainly low eucalyptus and acacia. This one sitting on a pale, broad eucalyptus leaf.

Notes:

In searching for an ID the main stumbling block for this one is the rounded abdomen. All other images for species show tapering. Full ID is still unknown. Possibly Schedotrioza sp. ( refer http://www.psyllids.org/psyllidsPacific.... ) also martinl's spotting http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/144...

No species ID suggestions

4 Comments

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

That's an interesting link martin... " I have now surveyed all the psyllid taxonomic groups in the Hawaiian Islands" !!! Thanks for that. I'll update this soon.

MartinL
MartinL 6 years ago

Here's the link but I think you have seen it before. http://www.psyllids.org/psyllidsPacific....
Check my next spotting of the same critter.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Thanks for that martin. No wonder it didn't look like anything else I've snapped.

MartinL
MartinL 6 years ago

This is an adult of one of the very many the psyllids that we find inside some galls or under lerps. (a soft bug) There's a few of them around this week. These are the ones that sing =) http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/880...
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/866...

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Lat: -37.89, Long: 145.31

Spotted on Sep 18, 2012
Submitted on Sep 20, 2012

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