Marmorated eucalyptus leaf hopper

Eurymeloides marmorata

Eurymeloides marmorata is an Australian species of leaf hopper.
Marmorated eucalyptus leaf hopper (Eurymeloides marmorata) A 'family' of leaf hoppers with attendant ants showing three instars. I believe the largest one is the adult form. 
The adults were about 8mm long.
On the stems of a small eucalyptus in a local nature reserve.
Ref http://www1.dpi.nsw.gov.au/keys/leafhop/species/emarmora.htm  Australia,Cicadellidae,Eurymeloides marmorata,Geotagged,Marmorated eucalyptus leaf hopper,Spring

Appearance

Eurymeloides marmorata in adult form is about 9mm long, a broad flattened head orange to brown; elytra mottled black or dark brown and white, and forming a vaguely dark 'V' shape near the middle, Elytra at rest end just before the tip of the abdomen. Legs are pale mottled brown/tan and cream..

Naming

Eurymela marmorata Burmeister 1838
Bythoscopus nigroaeneus Walker 1851: 867, synonymised by Stål 1862
Bythoscopus anguliferus Walker 1851: 868, synonymised by Evans 1977
Eurymeloides zonatus Distant 1908a: 104, synonymised by Evans 1933
Eurymeloides marmorata (Burmeister), Evans 1933: 86

Distribution

South Australia, Victoria, Tasmania, New South Wales. southern Queensland
(The only recorded host species is Eucalyptus viminalis)

Status

Not at risk

Behavior

Often five stages together; with attendant, protective ant species.

Habitat

On the finer stems of E viminalis (Manna gum)

Food

Draws sap from host tree.

Defense

Provides nectar from abdomen to promote an association with aggressive ant species.

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http://www1.dpi.nsw.gov.au/keys/leafhop/eurymelinae/eurymelini.htm
Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionArthropoda
ClassInsecta
OrderHemiptera
FamilyCicadellidae
GenusEurymeloides
SpeciesEurymeloides marmorata
Photographed in
Australia