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
Cicadellidae, Subfamily Ledrinae, Tribe
- This page contains pictures and information about Black Flat-head Leafhoppers
that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
- Body length female 20mm, two males 15mm
- Black Flat-head Leafhopper are common on smooth bark gum tree trunks from late winter to late summer in
Brisbane Eucalyptus forest. The adults are
winged and dark brown in colour. Male and female look quite different. Males
are usually small, darker and with clear wings. Their larvae are very flattened. They are all
living on gum tree trunk and
mimic the tree bark.
Female flat head close-up
- They are pale brown in colour with dark brown patterns. Those patterns on
each individuals are different. They rest on large smooth bark gum tree
trunks with either face upwards of face downwards.
- The male and female look different. We found that the male is more seen most
of the time. We only saw
the females a few times. Female adults are mostly found during
September and October.
- They usually found resting or feeding on the trunk of smooth-barked gum trees where remnants of old bark
provide shelter when necessary. They are highly variable in colour, from
dark brown to pale brown.
- The patterns on their body vary quite a bit between individuals.
- On late August we found the three males and a female Black Flat-head
Leafhoppers on a large gum tree trunk. When we taking photos, those males
slowing walk away. The female did not move even disturbed. On the other side
of the tree trunk we found a hopper nymph, but it look like the Ledromorpha planirostris's
- We think this is the nymph of this species, but not exactly sure. It
looked very similar to those Ledromorpha planirostris.
We suspected some of the nymphs showing in this two pages could be
- Reference and links:
- 1. Insects
of Australia, CSIRO, Division of Entomology, Melbourne University
Press, 2nd Edition 1991, pp 469-470.
- 2. Insects of Australia and New Zealand - R. J. Tillyard, Angus &
Robertson, Ltd, Sydney, 1926, p165.
- 3. Stenocotis
- Fletcher, M.J. and Larivière, M.-C. (2001 and updates).
- 4. Stenocotis
depressa - Australian Biological Resources Study, Department of
the Environment and Heritage.
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