Sighting

Glenda Walter 19 Nov 2017

Weird tube and insect, Toowoomba

Weird tube and insect, Hartmann Reserve

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Sighted 19 Nov 2017
2 Alderley St, Rangeville QLD 4350, Australia

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Identifications

  • Rose Robin 19 November 2017
    Hemibela
    (genus)
    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Lepidoptera: Oecophoridae: Hemibela
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Notes

  • Glenda Walter 19 November 2017
    Tagged With green insect small tube
    Glenda Walter says

    I don't think this little green insect nymph, 4 mm long, had anything to do with the strange looking tube projecting from a tree trunk. It was about 10 - 12 mm long, and firmly attached as if there was something inside holding on. Does anyone know what it might be? Or what the green insect is?

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  • Rose Robin 19 November 2017
    Tagged With case-moth
    Rose Robin says

    Hi Glenda, the funny little hollow stick tube is a Case-moth, family Psychidae, genus Hemibela, see these two of mine: http://www.bowerbird.org.au/observations/93892 http://www.bowerbird.org.au/observations/92105 The green insect may be a Planthopper nymph, but I'm not sure; someone else should be able to tell you.

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  • Glenda Walter 20 November 2017
    Tagged With case moth
    Glenda Walter says

    Thank you, Rose, great to know what this is. This one doesn't appear on Brisbane Insects website Lepidoptera. I loved your image of the Porrostoma larva! What a strange looking beast. You see a very wide variety of creatures there.

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