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
Family Cicadellidae, Eurymelinae, Eurymelini
- This page contains pictures and information about Punctata Gum-treehoppers
that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
- Adult body length 8mm
- This Gum-treehopper was found during early summer in Karawatha Forest. Many of them were found on a small gum tree.
Adults were black in
colour with white lines on wings. Their eyes were orange in colour.
- The nymph is also with bright orange colour
patterns. Different stages instars can be found grouped
together and feeding on new shots of the gun tree. Eurymelinae nymphs
cannot jump. They avoid predators by running around the twig or branch. The
nymphs always live in group.
- They are quite common in Brisbane eucalypts forests.
- They are attended by different species of ants. Those ants around them are for their excretion of 'honey-dew', which is
the excess sugar that the treehoppers do not need. The presence of ants
discourage predators, this becomes a kind of protection from the ants.
- Adult has orange eyes and powder green abdomen.
The Host Plant
- Gum tree
- Eucalyptus sp., family Myrtaceae
- 1. Eurymeloides punctata
(Signoret) - Fletcher, M.J. and Larivière, M.-C. (2001 and updates).
- 2. Species
Eurymeloides punctata (Signoret, 1850) -
Australian Faunal Directory, Australian Biological Resources Study.
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