This page contains pictures and information about Black Spittlebugs that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland,
- Body length 10mm
- The Black Spittlebug is dark-brown to golden-black in colour. It has a
speed-boat shape head. The nymph
produces 'spittle' clinging to the stems of shrubs or small trees to reduce the risk
of dehydration or/and to deter parasites.
- We saw this insects once in Yugarapul Park Nov 2008.
- Reference and links:
- 1. Amarusa
(Jacobi) - Fletcher, M.J. (2009 and updates). Identification keys
and checklists for the leafhoppers, planthoppers and their relatives
occurring in Australia and neighbouring areas (Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha).
Species Amarusa australis (Jacobi, 1921) - Australian Faunal Directory,
Australian Biological Resources Study.
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