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This blog started when we lived in a Carwoola, a rural residential area close to Canberra. We are moving to a split lifestyle with an apartment in Civic in Canberra and a larger house at Mallacoota in Victoria. Posts about the new residences will start when we complete the moves.

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