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
- Eurymela fenestrata
Family Cicadellidae, Eurymelinae, Eurymelini
- This page contains pictures and information about Common Jassids
that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
- Adult body length 15mm
- Common Jassid is one of the largest size in the Eurymelinae. We also like
to call them Large Gum-treehoppers, The
adult is brown and dark violet under sunlight. There are some white spots on its wings. Nymph has the
reddis-brown body with black
- Gum-treehopper sometimes called Jassid because they were classified as
family Jassidae before, then now the Cicadellidae.
- End August, we found many Common Jassids on young gum tree in a garden in Sinnamon
Park. Most young gum trees we saw were infected. Adults and different stages
of nymphs can be found mixed together. Besides some black moss,
we did not see any damage on those trees. The black moss is an airborne fungal disease,
sooty mould (Fumago vagans), which is often associated with the honeydew
that the treehoppers excreted.
- 3rd, 4th and 5th instars
- All treehopper species have five instars and one adult stages. The above
pictures show the 5th instars stage. They will become
adults very soon. Usually there is one generation per year.
- As seen in the pictures there were some ants walking around. They are
attended by ants. The excrete sugary 'honey dew' which is favoured by the
- 2nd, 3rd, 4th instars and adults.
- They are slow moving, usually run aside when disturbed. The nymphs cannot jump.
The adults may jump and fly away when touched.
- Adult with brown eyes and powder pink abdomen. Their body colours vary quite a
bit between individuals.
- We saw this Large Gum-treehopper on gum leaf alone in Karawatha Forest during mid
- 1. Insects
of Australia, CSIRO, Division of Entomology, Melbourne University
Press, 2nd Edition 1991, pp 472-437.
- 2. Genus Eurymela Le Peletier & Serville - Agricultural Scientific Collections Units,
- 3. Eurymela fenestrata Le Peletier & Serville, 1825 -
Australian Faunal Directory, Australian Biological Resources Study.
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