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 
Eurybrachyid Biology
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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Flatid Planthoppers - Family Flatidae

Order Hemiptera 

This page contains pictures and information about Flatid Planthoppers that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia. 
Flatid Planthopper nymph 
Planthopper in family Flatidae are small to medium size plant-feeding insects. Their colours are from pale green, through yellow-green to brown.  The hind legs have one or two spurs. 
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Egg mass                                                                 Hatching                                                                Adult 
Adults have the triangular and broad fore wings. They held wings vertically when in rest. All of them jump, so their name planthoppers.

Mango Planthopper
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Colgaroides acuminata, subfamily Flatinae, tribe Flatini, body length 15mm  
This Planthopper is creamy green in colour with a tiny pinkish-brown dot at the middle of each front wing. It is common un Brisbane and can be found on stem of different plants. More information and pictures can be found in this page.
Pink Planthopper
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Colgar sp., subfamily Flatinae, tribe Flatini, body length 15mm
We took this picture on White Hill during early winter. The Planthopper is creamy white in colour with pink wing edges. Check this page for more infromation.
Green Mottled Planthopper
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Siphanta hebes, subfamily Flatinae, tribe Siphantini body length 15mm
This Green Planthopper is triangular in shape with pink eyes and a pointed head. The forewings cover the body like sloping roof when it rests. This species has the dot patterns on the wings with brown wing edges. Check this page for more information. 
Small Green Planthopper
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? Siphanta sp., body length 6mm  
Unknown Flatid Planthopper Egg Mass
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? Colgaroides or Colgar sp., diameter 10mm 
Newly Hatched Flatid Planthopper Nymphs
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? Colgaroides or Colgar sp., body length 2mm 
Those newly hatched hoppers were found on Acacia leaf during early summer. Chris Freebairn sent us email advised that " they are are flatid nymphs (Family Flatidae) - possibly mango planthopper (MPH) Colgaroides acuminata, though the egg raft does not look quite right for this species and the bands on the nymphs look a bit different  too. Maybe a species of Colgar."
Unknown Flatid Planthopper Nymph I
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? Colgaroides or Colgar sp., body length 8mm 
Pictures were taken in Ford Road Reserve Area on Jan 2009. 
Unknown Flatid Planthopper nymph II
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? sp., body length 10mm
Photos were taken in Karawatha Forest on Oct 2007. 
Unknown Flatid Planthopper nymph III
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Reference and links:
1. Insects of Australia, CSIRO, Division of Entomology, Melbourne University Press, 2nd Edition 1991, pp 478.
2. Family Flatidae - Flatid Planthoppers - 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).
3. Northern Territory Insects, A Comprehensive Guide CD - Graham Brown, 2009. 

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