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Grape vine leaf-hopper - Scolypopa australis

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''Scolypopa australis'', commonly known as the passionvine hopper is a species of planthopper in the insect family Ricaniidae found in Australia. Despite their name, they are found not only on passion vines, but on many different plant species such as the lantana. Brown with partly transparent wings, they are about 7mm long as adults and 5mm as nymphs. As an adult they look somewhat like a moth to the untrained eye, and walk "like a ballerina". The nymphs are wingless and are informally known as.. more

Similar species: True Bugs
Species identified by Ernst
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Uploaded Oct 14, 2018. Captured Feb 14, 2015 09:20.
  • Canon EOS 650D
  • f/22.0
  • 1/25s
  • ISO800
  • 74mm