This page contains pictures and information about Mango Planthoppers that we found in the Brisbane area,
- Body length 18mm
- Planthoppers are close related with cicada. They are plant suckers. This Planthopper is creamy green in colour with a tiny
pink dot at the
middle of each front wing. They are common in Brisbane and can be found on stem
of different plants. They are considered as pest in the mango growing
look like green triangular plant spines when they rest on the tree stems. Their broad triangular forewings held
roof-like over their body make them easily recognized.
- At first we wrongly identified them as Siphanta sp.. Dr.
Murray Fletcher send us email and advised that "The flatid image identified as
Siphanta sp. on your website is actually Colgaroides acuminata. Species of Siphanta have the head flat dorsally with a distinct horizontal carina between the vertex and face. The conical head shape of the specimen in your picture is typical of
Colgar and Colgaroides, which can be differentiated from each other by the number of vertical carinae on the face."
- Reference and links:
- 1. Colgaroides
acuminata - Fletcher, M.J. and Larivière, M.-C. (2001 and updates).
- 2. Colgaroides
acuminata - Australian Insect Common Names, 2005.
- 3. Colgaroides
acuminata - Australian Biological Resources Study, Department of
the Environment and Heritage.
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