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Fulgorid planthopper - Desudaba psittacus Genus Desudaba Walker<br />
Desudaba aulica St&aring;l<br />
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Genus Desudaba Walker 1858: 58<br />
Type species: Desudaba psittacus Walker 1858, by monotypy<br />
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Synonym: Metanira St&aring;l 1863: 236, synonymised by St&aring;l 1866a: 137. Type species: Metanira thisbe St&aring;l 1863.<br />
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Known species: Seven species from Australia and two from PNG<br />
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Notes: This is the largest genus of fulgorids in Australia. The species are mainly dark brown to black with spots on the forewings. In addition to variable spotting over the basal half of the forewing, there are always two black spots on the apical half in the region of the M veins. The hind wing is mainly hyaline but the basal section is bright red bordered with black (see D. danae for an example). Australia,Desudaba psittacus,Geotagged,Spring Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Fulgorid planthopper - Desudaba psittacus

Genus Desudaba Walker
Desudaba aulica Stål

Genus Desudaba Walker 1858: 58
Type species: Desudaba psittacus Walker 1858, by monotypy

Synonym: Metanira Stål 1863: 236, synonymised by Stål 1866a: 137. Type species: Metanira thisbe Stål 1863.

Known species: Seven species from Australia and two from PNG

Notes: This is the largest genus of fulgorids in Australia. The species are mainly dark brown to black with spots on the forewings. In addition to variable spotting over the basal half of the forewing, there are always two black spots on the apical half in the region of the M veins. The hind wing is mainly hyaline but the basal section is bright red bordered with black (see D. danae for an example).

    comments (5)

  1. Beautiful complexity in its patterns and colors! Posted 5 months ago
  2. Wonderful shot!! Posted 5 months ago
  3. Such a beautiful hopper! Posted 5 months ago
  4. Very nice find Ernst. Posted 3 months ago
    1. Thanks Mark, Posted 3 months ago

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Desudaba psittacus is a planthopper of family Fulgoridae, distributed in Australia.

Similar species: True Bugs
Species identified by Jivko Nakev
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Uploaded Dec 21, 2019. Captured Dec 21, 2019 10:41 in Camden Park Rd, Menangle NSW 2568, Australia.
  • Canon EOS 650D
  • f/5.0
  • 1/197s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm