Spur-legged Planthopper
Cixiid Planthopper 1
Cixiid Planthopper 2 
Cixiid Planthopper 3
Cixiid Planthopper 4
Green and Black P'hopper
Green and Mottled P'hopper
Long-nosed Lantern Fly
Achilid Planthopper 
Derbid Planthopper 
Issid Planthopper
Mango Planthopper
Pink Planthopper
Green Mottled Planthopper 
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Green Red Wattle Hopper
Green Face Wattle Hopper
Teeth-marked Gum Hopper 
Green Face Gum Hopper
White-marked Gum Hopper 
Ripple-marked Gum Hopper
Eye-patterned Gum Hopper
Dardus Wattle Hopper
Spider-face Wattle Hopper 
Unknown Eurybrachyid
Palm Planthopper 
Passion-vine Hopper
Brown Ricaniid Planthopper

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Green Face Wattle Hopper - Hackerobrachys viridiventris 

(former Olonia viridiventris)

Family Eurybrachyidae 

This page contains pictures and information about Green Face Wattle Hoppers that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia
Female, body length 11mm 
Green Face Wattle Hoppers can be found on wattle trees, either on leaves, stems or tree trunk. They have the bright yellow-green frons and bright green abdomen. The forewings are pale brown with veins in dark brown. There is the small white mark towards the apex of the forewings. Hind wings are uniformly blackish brown. Legs are all brown in colours.
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Female abdomen is bright green in colour. The face of the head is also brightly yellow-green.
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Male look about the same and less colourful. 
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In Brisbane two planthopper species can be found on wattle stems. This species is less common than the Spider-face Wattle Hopper, although still not too difficult to find.
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Face changed yellow

On Oct 2007, we found one adult, believed was a female, with bright yellow face. Its powder-green abdomen was large. It could be about to lay eggs on the tree trunk.
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In above photos the planthopper shows the bluish-green and yellowish-green the abdomen. The white abdomen tip indicated the female is about to lay eggs.  
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Most hoppers lay eggs on large tree trunk covered and protected with white powder materials. However, those eggs are still subjected to the parasite by wasps.

The Nymph

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Those nymphs were found on the same host-plant with adults. They usually were found resting on stems or leaves. 
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The Host Plants 

Black Wattle
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Acacia leiocalyx subsp. leiocalyx, family Mimosaceae
Golden Wattle
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Acacia fimbriata, family Mimosaceae
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Golden Wattle flowering in winter

Reference and Link:
1. Hackerobrachys viridiventris Australian Biological Resources Study, Department of the Environment and Heritage. 
2. Hackerobrachys viridiventris (Stål) - Fletcher, M.J. (2009 and updates). Identification keys and checklists for the leafhoppers, planthoppers and their relatives occurring in Australia and neighbouring areas (Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha). 

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