What Bug Is That? The guide to Australian insect families.

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A world-wide family, with representatives living in a variety of situations.


The nymphs are without glandular setae and females usually have a bilobed subgenital plate and a complete set of gonapophyses. The dorsal valve is apically divided. Most species are dull-coloured but the wings are marked with a bold pattern in Propsocus and Pentacladus . The venation is usually of the Caecilius type; the hind wings have marginal setae largely restricted to the edge between R 2+3 and R 4+5 . [New 1972; Smithers 1963, 1964b.]

  • Pentacladus eucalypti