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Grass Spittlebug

Anyllis tiegsi

Description:

This brown spittlebug would have been about 5 mm long. Wings showed four patches of white. Head and pronotum were a lighter brown.

Habitat:

Spotted on a young wattle plant growing by the road. This genus which is endemic to Australia, includes five species and A.tiegsi is found in Victoria and highlands of southeast New South Wales.

Notes:

Probably hopped on from the grass for safety. don't have much information about this species of spittlebug. But here's another reference
http://www.morwellnp.pangaean.net/cgi-bi...
Family: Aphrophoridae

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1 Comment

StephenSolomons
StephenSolomons 5 years ago

That is a great photo!

Leuba Ridgway
Spotted by
Leuba Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Oct 26, 2014
Submitted on Oct 26, 2014

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