Mottled White Leafhopper
Yellow and Black Leafhopper
Brown Leafhopper 2
Green Horned Treehopper
Cixiid Planthopper 1
Cixiid Planthopper 2
Cixiid Planthopper 3
Fulgoridae- Lantern Flies
Green and Black Lantern Fly 1
Green and Black Lantern Fly 2
Long0nosed Lantern fly
Green Mottled Planthopper
Green Red Wattle
Green Face Gum Hopper
Eye-patterned Gum Hopper 1
Eye-patterned Gum Hopper 2
Gum Hopper 1
Gum Hopper 2
Ripple-marked Gum Hopper
Green Face WattleHopper
Dardus Wattle Hopper
Brown Ricaniid Planthopper
This page contains pictures and information about Acacia Horned Treehoppers that we found in the Brisbane area,
- Body length 5mm, male and female
- This Treehopper is green in colour with two small brown horns. They usually
rest motionlessly on stems. They camouflage well and hardly be seen unless we
come very closely. They were found only on young Acacia trees.
- Pictures were taken in Yugarapul
Park during early summer 2004. There were a group of Treehoppers
found on a young Acacia tree. Those Treehoppers were constantly attended by
ants. The ants come for their honey dew. The treehoppers suck the plant
juice. Within the juice, there are water and sugar more than the treehoppers
need. They are excreted as honeydew.
- The treehoppers are slow moving. They do not move a bit when seen, only
move to the other side of the stem when watching them very closely. They
jump only whem we try to touch them. They jump away with a click
- They have the pronotum extending forward and form the horns. Their enlarged pronotum
also extend backward over the
abdomen between wings, which gives them the bizarre looking body shape.
- We also found them in Ford Road Reserve Area during Apr 2007 and Apr
- On Sept 2006 in Karawatha forest, we found a group of treehopper larvae on Acacia tree. We
believed they were the Acacia Horned Treehopper larvae. Whew rest, the treehopper larvae
lie flat on the stem, this helps to break down their body shape and have the
- Notice in the above photos, one nymph shows it anal whip. The whip is an tube
extended from the anus. They fully extend it and move rapidly from side to side
- 1. Sextius virescens
- Fletcher, M.J. and Larivière, M.-C. (2001 and updates).
- 2. Sextius virescens
- Australian Insect Common Names, 2005.
- 3. That the Anal Whip is Used for Defense
- Dr Beetle's Wild Page.
- 4. Species
Sextius virescens (Fairmaire, 1846) - Australian Faunal Directory, Australian Biological Resources Study, 2008.
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