Scolypopa australis (Passionvine Hopper)

Scolypopa australis, (Passionvine Hopper)

Late January 2024
Ulverstone
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IMG 9996

Early January 2012
Ulverstone
on Agapanthus
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Late March 2011
Hobart/nipaluna
Developing some waxy plume.
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Ricaniidae Scolypopa  Ricaniidae Scolypopa

Late January 2018
Ulverstone
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Mid February 2018
Hobart/nipaluna
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Ventral Surface through a window
Mid March 2018
Hobart
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Early March 2019
Ulverstone
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Oviposition scars into the pith of dead wood.  These were in garden Pandorea jasminoides
Late March 2018
Hobart
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Gradually shaving off the layers to reveal the eggs in the pith…
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Nymphs
Early January 2012
Ulverstone
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Early January 2015
Ulverstone
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Late December 2015
Ulverstone
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Late December 2015
Ulverstone
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Late January 2024
Ulverstone
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IMG 0004

Late January 2018
Ulverstone
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Late January 2018
Ulverstone
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Mid April 2020
Hobart/nipaluna
On blackberry
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Exuvia
Mid March 2014
Port Sorell
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References

Fletcher, M. J. 1979. The external morphology of Scolypopa australis (Walker) (Homoptera: Ricaniidae). Journal of the Australian Entomological Society 18: 157-168.

Fletcher, M. J. (2009 and updates). Identification keys and checklists for the leafhoppers, planthoppers and their relatives occurring in Australia and neighbouring areas (Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha). Available at: http://www1.dpi.nsw.gov.au/keys/leafhop/index.html Last accessed 11 Nov 2011.

NA Martin. 2017. Passion vine hopper – Scolypopa australis. Interesting Insects and other Invertebrates. New Zealand Arthropod Factsheet Series Number 111. http://nzacfactsheets.landcareresearch.co.nz/Index.html. Date Accessed 30/3/18 . ISSN 1179-643X.