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Spittle Bug

Bathylus albicinctus

Habitat:

Found on a Dianella plant.



1 species ID suggestions

9 Comments

RachaelB
RachaelB 6 years ago

Thanks Leuba - I wondered what the plants were! I'll add it to the info.

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 6 years ago

Fantastic series! the bug looks so cute and it's on a Dionella sp ( pic #3). Really great Rachael. I wish I could get such clarity..

RachaelB
RachaelB 6 years ago

Ahh you beat me to it Argy, thanks :-)

RachaelB
RachaelB 6 years ago

Ooohh that's a good match too!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

sorry SA

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

They definitely are spittlebugs - the nearest I can find so far is a WA species but they won't tell us a name !! http://www.pir.sa.gov.au/forestry/forest...

RachaelB
RachaelB 6 years ago

No, not at all - purely an assumption that there were lots of them and lots of spittle! Is this a planthopper instead then?

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Are you sure this bug is related to that spittle?

3078, Victoria, Australia

Lat: -37.79, Long: 145.03

Spotted on Oct 29, 2012
Submitted on Oct 29, 2012

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