Scolypopa australis (Passionvine Hopper)

Scolypopa australis, (Passionvine Hopper)
Early January 2012
Ulverstone
on Agapanthus

Late March 2011
Hobart/nipaluna
Developing some waxy plume.
Ricaniidae Scolypopa  Ricaniidae Scolypopa

Late January 2018
Ulverstone

Mid February 2018
Hobart/nipaluna

Ventral Surface through a window
Mid March 2018
Hobart

Early March 2019
Ulverstone

Oviposition scars into the pith of dead wood.  These were in garden Pandorea jasminoides
Late March 2018
Hobart
     

Gradually shaving off the layers to reveal the eggs in the pith…
       

Nymphs
Early January 2012
Ulverstone
   

Early January 2015
Ulverstone

Exuvia
Mid March 2014
Port Sorell

Late December 2015
Ulverstone

Late December 2015
Ulverstone
   

Late January 2018
Ulverstone

Late January 2018
Ulverstone

Mid April 2020
Hobart/nipaluna
On blackberry
        

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.