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Leafhoppers - Subfamily Tartessinae

Family Cicadellidae

This page contains pictures and information about Leafhoppers in subfamily Tartessinae that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia. 
 
The leafhoppers in subfamily Tartessinae are usually wedge-shaped ranging from 2 to 12mm in body length. They have a distinctly heart-shaped pronotum. They may be found on leaf on tree trunk on host plants, mostly are eucalypts.  
 
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. 
 

 
Tribe  Stenocotini
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).
 
Tribe Thymbrini
Leafhoppers in this tribe are medium in size. They are usually brown or mottled brown in colours. This tribe Thymbrini was transferred from Ledrinae to the Tartessinae by Jones, J.R. & Deitz, L.L. (2009). 
 
 
Tribe Tartessini
Leafhoppers in this tribe are from small to medium in size.
 
 
 
 

Reference:
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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