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Psyllid adult

Family: Psyllidae


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.


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


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 ) also martinl's spotting

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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 6 years ago

Here's the link but I think you have seen it before.
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 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 =)

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Lat: -37.89, Long: 145.31

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

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