Friday, 5 June 2009

Lurid Arthropods

The attached images were taken this morning in the upper reaches of our block. The wee animals were dining on a small Eucalyptus meliodora (aka Yellow Box).













I have been told, by Dr Roger Farrow, "They are a sap-feeding bug, a species of Eurymela (Hemiptera:Eurymelidae). Veru sociable, pften ant attended, won't harm the host tree."

1 comment:

Denis Wilson said...

I assume they are like Leaf Hoppers. Big ones, though.
Impressive.
Denis