Bees & Bugs

Two-lined Gum Leafhopper

Two-lined Gum Leafhopper (Eurymeloides bicincta)

Two-lined Gum Leafhopper (Eurymeloides bicincta)

Seriously, that is the name of this wonderful little beetle I found on the bricks out front: named for the two lines of white across his wings.  Check out the bright orange eyes, the pink and black legs.  😮

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Apparently they like to chomp on gum leaves, but I couldn’t find any more in the trees. Wouldn’t you know it, as soon as I started seeking out insects to snap, the blighters vanish! Crap photos, but hey – you don’t see one of these every day.

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10 thoughts on “Two-lined Gum Leafhopper

  1. That is such a cute little insect. I’m fascinated by your Australian wildlfe in general, Christine. There are so many different species to those found here in Britain – or the rest of the world, for that matter! I couldn’t name the insect you showed last week – the closest ‘lookalike’ here is a cockchafer, a type of beetle. Nick and I came to Australia (Gold Coast) ten years ago and loved every minute of it. I even went snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef. We also went on rainforest trips and had days at Corrumbin Nature Park. It was a fantastic holiday!.

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