Thursday, 21 January 2010

Buffalo jumping with hoppers

Almost every tree or shrub that I looked at on Mt Buffalo had a hopper hiding on stems and leaves. They're tricky little critters to photograph because they duck and hide the minute a lens appears. Several of these were easy because they appear to have been caught in spider webs. The last one, a vision in white, had just emerged from its previous shell and was gathering strength.
I'd be grateful if anyone could identify any of these.

2 comments:

Denis Wilson said...

Some amazing insects there.
Especially the dark ones - interesting shapes.
Hope someone can help with the IDs for you.
Cheers
Denis

Snail said...

There's a NSW gov web site that has a guide to Australian leafhoppers. It's very useful, but I usually end up looking through the images rather than using the key.

(Word verification = zotted. Love it!)

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