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Passion vine hopper -Scolypopa australis

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  1. I like their wing pattern! I saw some alike these in Borneo but they were too fast for me to immortalize the spotting :-) Posted 5 months ago
    1. Thanks Marta. I find this one not to jumpy but I also had very similar ones which would jump away very quickly. Posted 5 months ago

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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 Jan 10, 2019. Captured Jan 8, 2019 22:28 in 6 Crusader Rd, Galston NSW 2159, Australia.
  • Canon EOS 700D
  • f/22.0
  • 1/166s
  • ISO6400
  • 55mm