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Monday, August 21, 2017, by Beth Cavallari, comments 0
Friday, August 18, 2017, by Beth Cavallari, comments 2

This single-horned tiny creature is called a Lantana Treehopper (Aconophora compressa). In profile the horn is shaped like a shark’s fin and extends forward over the treehopper’s face. The horn is thought to be a form of camouflage. Treehoppers are hard to see against their background anyway and the horn mimics a thorn.   Read More

Wednesday, August 16, 2017, by Beth Cavallari, comments 0

I have not been able to identify this tiny beetle. It’s possibly a Leaf Beetle. It seems that its body is orange, and wings black with orange splodges. Notice that it has a black spot on its bottom and its legs are black and orange stripes. Photograph taken in Murwillumbah, NSW.  Read More