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Spotted Leafhopper

Scientific Name
Austroagallia torrida
Scientific Author
Evans, 1936
Taxonomy
(Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Agalliinae)
Pest Status
0 Unknown
Status
NZ - Exotic
Reliability
High
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Adult

General coloration pale whitish-yellow, with, or without, dark brown markings. Face of head (in dark form) pale yellow; maxillary plates, muscle impressions on fronto-clypeus, external margin of the fronto-clypeus and sub-antennal grooves, brown, dark brown or black; epicranial suture, antennal ledges, and an area adjoining the eyes, coffee-brown. On the vertex, visible both in facial and dorsal aspect, 2 or 3 large dark markings, the lateral ones; which are approximately circular in outline, smaller than the central one. Pronotum yellowish, with two or four black, or brown, markings, the anterior pair, which may be faintly developed, are larger and closer to each other than the posterior pair; also a median longitudinal dark stripe. Scutellum yellow, laterally black. Tegmen hyaline-white with, or without, pale brown markings proximally; clavus brown, veins broadly pale yellow; apically vitreous; veins, dark brown. Male 3.5 mm long and female 4.8 mm long.

Juvenile

Hind tibia with a row or two rows of spines.

References

- Evans, J.W. (1966). The leafhoppers and froghoppers of Australia and New Zealand (Homoptera: Cicadelloidea and Cercopoidea). Australian Museum Memoir 12: 1-347.

- Stehr, F.W. (1997). Immature Insects. Vol. 2. Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company, Iowa, 974 pp.
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MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
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MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
Created
20/05/2011 11:27 AEST
Last Updated
08/05/2014 01:21 AEST
Citation
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory (2011) Spotted Leafhopper (Austroagallia torrida) Updated on 5/8/2014 1:21:52 AM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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