Tag Archives: Animals

Leafhoppers In a Mount Barker Garden: 1

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Orosius orientalis aka Common Brown Leafhopper
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hemiptera
Suborder: Auchenorrhyncha
Superfamily: Membracoidea
Family: Cicadellidae
Subfamily: Deltocephalinae
Mount Barker – November 27th, 2014 – on garden plants on private property of mixed and native species

This species is one of the most widespread and common Leafhoppers in Australia – It spreads many diseases to commercial crops and causes much commercial damage as a result – This specimen was very small, about 2mm long!

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Koala Resting In Eucalypt

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Phascolarctos cinereus aka Koala
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Infraclass: Marsupialia
Order: Diprotodontia
Suborder: Vombatiformes
Family: Phascolarctidae
Giles Conservation Park – February 7th, 2010 – warm, dry conditions, in tree