Treehoppers and Planthoppers

Common Spittlebug
Black Spittlebug 
Cicadellidae - Leafhoppers
Mottled White Leafhopper
Black Leafhopper
Yellow and Black Leafhopper
Brown Leafhopper1
Brown Leafhopper 2 
Common Jassid
Two-lined Gum-treehopper
Punctata Gum-treehopper
Pulchra Gum-treehopper
Mottled-brown Treehopper
Yellow-brown Treehopper
She-oak Treehopper
Paperbark Treehopper 
Penthimiin Leafhopper 

Lantana Treehopper
Banksia Treehopper
Green Horned Treehopper
Tri-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
Issid Planthopper
Mango Planthopper
Pink Planthopper
Green Mottled Planthopper 
Eurybrachyid Biology 
Green Red Wattle Hopper
Green Face Gum Hopper
Eye-patterned Gum Hopper 1
Eye-patterned Gum Hopper 2
White-marked Gum Hopper 1
White-marked Gum Hopper 2
Ripple-marked Gum Hopper
Spider-face WattleHopper
Green Face WattleHopper
Dardus Wattle Hopper
Unknown Eurybrachyid
Palm Planthopper 
Passion-vine Hopper
Brown Ricaniid Planthopper

Other Hoppers


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Flat-headed Leafhoppers - Subfamily Ledrinae

Family Cicadellidae

This page contains pictures and information about Flat-headed Leafhoppers in Subfamily Ledrinae that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
Ledrin larva body length 15mm
Species in subfamily Ledrinae are relatively larger. They are usually brown in colour. Some are largest leafhoppers in the world. Most of them have a front-extended flat head. Their larvae are very flattened. They can be found on tree trunk or on leave of Eucalyptus, their host plants.

Tribe Ledrini

The World's Largest Leafhopper
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Ledromorpha planirostris, body length 28mm 
This is the world's largest leafhopper. It is a female and the abdomen is greatly elongated by the large ovipositor. It is believed that there is only the female (yes, no male) in this species. The leafhopper has the head largely expanded towards the front. It is brown in colour with varies patterns on body. Check this page for more information.
Unknown Ledrin nymph
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? sp., body length 15mm
Pictures were taken in Karawatha Forest on Nov 2007. From the shape of its head we believe this leafhopper nymph is in this tribe Ledrini.

Tribe  Stenocotini

Black Flat-head Leafhopper
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Stenocotis depressa, body male length 15mm, female 20mm
They were found on gum tree trunk from late winter to late summer in Brisbane Eucalyptus forest. They usually found resting or feeding on the trunk of smooth-barked gum trees where remnants of old bark provide shelter when necessary. They are highly variable in colour. More information and pictures please visit this page.

Tribe Thymbrini

White-doted Brown Leafhopper
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Rhotidus teleformis, body length 15mm 
The Leafhopper was found on White Hill in later summer. Its head produced forwards in front of the eyes and its abdomen tip extends well beyond its wings. Please check this page for more information.
Mottled White Leafhopper
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Thymbris convivus, body length 15mm
Pictures taken in Ford Road Conservation Area on Jan 2009. The Leafhopper was resting on loose bark of a Grey Gumtree. Please also visit this page for more information.
Black Leafhopper
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Putoniessa nigra, body length 10mm
Picture was taken on Nov 2007. This leafhopper is iron-black in colour. It was resting on the sandy footpath in Karawatha Forest. Check this page for more information on this leafhopper.  

1. Insects of Australia, CSIRO, Division of Entomology, Melbourne University Press, 2nd Edition 1991, pp 469-470.
2. Insects of Australia and New Zealand - R. J. Tillyard, Angus & Robertson, Ltd, Sydney, 1926, p165.
3. Subfamily Ledrinae - 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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