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
Two-lined Gum Leafhopper - Eurymeloides bicincta
Family Cicadellidae, Eurymelinae, Eurymelini
- This page contains pictures and information about Two-lined Gum-treehoppers
that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
- Adult body length 8mm
- This Leafhopper 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.
- 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.
- In the above first picture, there are the white substance attached on the stem.
We are not sure if this is the eggs laid by the Gum-treehopper.
- Adult has orange eyes and orange abdomen.
The Host Plant
- ? sp., family Myrtaceae
- 1. Eurymeloides bicincta
- Fletcher, M.J. and Larivière, M.-C. (2001 and updates).
- 2. Insects of Australia and New Zealand - R. J. Tillyard, Angus &
Robertson, Ltd, Sydney, 1926, p164.
- 3. Species
Eurymeloides bicincta (Erichson, 1842) -
Australian Faunal Directory, Australian Biological Resources Study.
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