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Eurybrachid planthopper nymph

Platybrachyinae spp.


A well camouflaged Eurybrachidae nymph about 8mm long, a broad body, with two long erect filaments and a distinctive frill at the rear of the abdomen.


This one jumped onto a fairly plain grey eucalyptus log from mixed leaf and bark detritus which made it easier to see.
Cardinia Reservoir Park


Eurybrachidae are a family of planthoppers (Fulgoroidea) with a typical family trait being the frons is broader than it is long.
All members of the family in Australia are within the subfamily Platybrachyinae.
Typically very aware they will try to shuffle into hiding even when several feet distant.
The adults are often more colourful than the nymphs but most planthopper nymphs look very similar making species level ID difficult.

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Mark Ridgway
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Mark Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Oct 23, 2017
Submitted on Oct 30, 2017

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