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.  😮





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.


10 Comments Add yours

  1. Sue says:

    Oooh, haven’t seen one like that before, rather unusual markings, especially the pink legs. You must have upset one of them if they have gone into hiding.

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  2. la_lasciata says:

    Those two-toned legs are something wonderful, eh, Christine ?
    Beautiful little creature …

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    1. ChristineR says:

      It was quite amazing, all right.

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  3. prior says:

    what a cool name 🙂 and what great shots you give of this little critter 🙂 ❤


    1. ChristineR says:

      Thanks Yvette. ❤


  4. milliethom says:

    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!.


  5. This is my first time meeting one of these little guys so I’m excited. Great shot! 🙂


  6. What a fab name, nothing like telling it as it is 😉


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