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
Cicadllidae, Subfamily Tartessinae
This page contains pictures and information about Yellow-headed Leafhoppers that we found in
the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
- Body length 8mm
- Leafhoppers are
tent-shaped insects which resemble mini cicadas. They are reddish-brown in colour with
bright yellow thorax and head. When disturbed, they hide to the other side of
the leaf. If further disturbed, they hop away and disappear.
- The pictures show nymphs in different nymphal stages. There are five nymphal stages
and one generation per year. The pictures were taken on late spring where we
found adults and nymphs on the same tree.
- The above pictures show the last instars of the Leafhopper. Notice that the brown colour of the leaf coursed by the insects. We saw there were a few brown leave, otherwise, we
did not notice any other damages to the tree. Leafhopper nymph and adult are sapsuckers which feed on the leaves, twigs
and branches of the host tree.
- The above picture shows the Leafhopper just came out from its last molting,
the shed skin was still beside it. Also notice that the young adult's body was
still in pale colour.
- Those adult Leafhoppers were found on a large leaf near a pond in Wishart.
They were resting, may be feeding as well. Few hours later, we
came back and checked the leaf, they were still there.
- We noticed one interesting thing about this insect. They have three
pairs of legs but use only two pairs for walking. They hold the last pair of
legs up, which may be used only for jumping. When disturbed, as most other
leafhoppers, they jump away with a 'click' sound.
- 1. Brunotartessus fulvus
Fletcher, M.J. and Larivière, M.-C. (2001 and updates).
- 2. Species
Alotartessus iambe (Kirkaldy, 1907) - Australian Biological Resources Study, Department of the
Environment and Heritage.
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