Cicadellidae, Subfamily Tartessinae
- This page contains pictures and information about Leafhoppers in tribe Stenocotini
that we found in the Brisbane area,
- Stenocotini Leafhopper Nymph
- The Leafhoppers in tribe Stenocotini are medium to large in size. They
include the world's largest leafhopper species. All of them associated with Eucalypt
trees. Most of them live and feed on smooth bark gumtree trunk. This tribe
Stenocotini was transferred from Ledrinae to the Tartessinae
by Jones, J.R. & Deitz, L.L. (2009).
- World's Largest Leafhopper
- Ledromorpha planirostris, body length
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.
- Black Flat-head Leafhopper
- Stenocotis depressa, body length male 15mm,
- 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.
- Small Flat-head Leafhopper
- Anacotis hackeri, body length 10mm
- We found this Small Flat-head Leafhopper once in Karawatha Forest on Jan
2010. It was resting on ground. We took a few pictures and it jumped and
disappeared. Please check this page
- 1. Tartessinae
- Australian Biological Resources Study, Department of the Environment and Heritage.
- 2. The
Tartessinae of Australia, New Guinea and some adjacent Islands (Homoptera:
Cicadellidae) - Evans, F. 1981- Pacific Insects.
- 3. Phylogeny and systematics of the leafhopper subfamily Ledrinae (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae) - Jones, J.R. & Deitz, L.L. (2009), Zootaxa 2186: 1-120.
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