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 Horned Treehoppers that we found in
the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
- Female body length 5mm
- The Green Horned Treehoppers have the pronotum extending forward so that it look
like having two horns. As other tree hopper, they rest on the young shots of
their host plants, suck sap for their living.
- Insects in the family Membracidae have the pronotum extending back over
the abdomen between wings. Many species also have the pronotum extending
forward so that the insects look like thorns on the host plant.
Males are a little bit smaller in size, with flat and smaller horns than
- Nymphs are pale green in colour. Adults and nymphs can be found on the same host plants.
Adults usually rest openly on leaves while nymphs usually found hiding
within dense young shots.
- The above pictures shows two males try to male with the female. Notice the
males have the smaller and flatted horn.
- We did not see this treehopper attended by
- In Ford Road Conservation Area, there are the spined plants (? Solanum
sp.). We also found this Horned Treehoppers.
The Host Plant
- Wild Tobacco
- Solanum mauritianum, Family Solanaceae
- This is the host plants on which we found the Horned Treehoppers. There
are many of them in Wishart Outlook along Bulimba Creek. This plant is considered
as weed in Brisbane.
- The fully grown plant is a small tree about two meter height, hairy with large leaves.
The flowers are purple in colour. The fruits are round and about 12mm in
diameter, yellow-green in colour. The Fruit
Flies and Green
Potato Bugs can also be found on the fruits.
- Reference and link:
- 1. Alosextius carinatus
- Fletcher, M.J. and Larivière, M.-C. (2001 and updates).
- 2. Alosextius carinatus
- Australian Biological Resources Study, Department of the Environment and Heritage.
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