Separate photos of fruit and leaf. This is the first record of the species at Woodlands Historic Park. Probably the last record too since I only found two plants, surrounded by several million *Plantago lanceolata (rough estimate!).
Another Gumtree hopper seen last summer on Eucalyptus melliodora but not this summer. I have said genus Eurymeloides due to the two rows of spurs on the hind tibia (see third photo), but does not match any species pictures I can find.
Four of these butterflies seen on the same plant. I think this indicates a shortage of daisies rather than a surplus of butterflies. It is a totally degraded paddock except for one small patch of moderately degraded basalt plains grassland with about 20 Calocephalus.
On small Yellow Box (coppice regrowth). Many adults (mostly paired) and nymphs on same tree and another nearby. Closest photographic match I have found on the web is Eurymelops rubrovittata, but this seems to be a different species. Host trees will probably be slashed by Parks Victoria soon as in previous two years.
Update: I have added another photo which shows the markings on what I assume to be the female. Since these match other photos on the web (including museum specimens on ala) I have changed the species to Eurymelops rubrovittata.
A very confusing photo of some stem galls on a young (about 1m high) Yellow Box, one branch of which was almost completely covered in galls. The red is obviously a gall, but the green blades that look like leaves are parts of another type of gall. Of course there are the usual attending ants, but then if you look closer there are orange dots which are perhaps eggs of some kind, and what look like early stage Hemiptera nymphs. Are these nymphs associated with the gall in same way, and if so how? If they are a gall forming species shouldn't they emerge as adults? Wish I had the equipment to be able to watch what is going on for a few days.