Sun, Jan 25, 2009 at 10:24 PM
Found this nymph of a Eucalyptus Tip Wilter (Amorbus alternatus) hard at work on a young Ironbark tree. Stunning to look at but they do a lot of damage, particularly in areas where other trees and predators have been removed for grazing.
Thanks so much for sending us this beautiful photo of an immature Eucalyptus Tip Bug or Eucalyptus Tip Wilter, one of the Leaf Footed Bugs in the family Coreidae. We also found a link to an Australian Insect site with more information about this species.