- This page contains pictures and information about Lantern Flies that we found in the Brisbane area,
- There was the erroneous report that some species of Fulgoridae produce
light when they mate, and hence their common name Lantern Flies. However
this information is not correct.
- The Australian species in this family are medium in size and usually brightly
coloured abdomen covered by dark colours wings. They feed through bark on trees and woody shrubs. They
lay eggs with wax-covered.
- Like other hoppers, they jump when
- Green and Black Planthopper
- Desudaba psittacus, body length 20mm
- This Planthopper has the black head and black wings cover without any
dots. Its abdomen is
bright green in colour. We found the insect on a Citrus tree in early summer.
When disturbed, it hided to the other side of the tree trunk. Check this page
for more information.
- Green and Mottled Planthoppers
- Desudaba aulica, body length 20mm
- This hopper is similar to the Green and Black Planthopper above but with slightly different body colour and with patterns
on wings. We believed they are different species. Please visit this page
for more infromation.
- Brown Lantern Fly
- Eurinopsyche obscurata, body length 30mm
- This insect has the prolongation on the head. It is brown in colour with camouflaged
bark patterns. The insect found usually on gum tree trunk. Please also check this page
for updated information.
- 1. Insects
of Australia, CSIRO, Division of Entomology, Melbourne University
Press, 2nd Edition 1991, p 476, plate3,A.
- 2. Family
Fulgoridae - Fulgorid 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).
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