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Penthimiin Leafhopper - Neovulturnus vanduzeei

Family Cicadellidae, Eurymelinae, Penthimiinae

This page contains pictures and information about Penthimiin Leafhoppers that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
 
Body length 5mm
 
The small leafhopper has the filigree patterns on its body.  
 
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Picture was taken on June 2006. It did not move a bit even we came very close. It walked a few centimetres away when we touched it.
 

 
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Neovulturnus sp., nymph, body length 5mm
 
Picture was taken on Mar 2009 in Anstead Forest. It was resting on a leaf of Ironbark Gumtree. We believed this nymph is the Neovulturnus sp. but not sure if this is the same N. vanduzeei species.
 

Reference:
1. Neovulturnus vanduzeei (Kirkaldy) - 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).  
2. Species Neovulturnus vanduzeei (Kirkaldy, 1907) -  - Australian Faunal Directory, Australian Biological Resources Study. 

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