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Eurymeloides punctata

Gumtree hopper at suppressed

Eurymeloides punctata at suppressed - 28 Dec 2021
Eurymeloides punctata at suppressed - 28 Dec 2021
Eurymeloides punctata at suppressed - 28 Dec 2021
Eurymeloides punctata at suppressed - 28 Dec 2021
Eurymeloides punctata at suppressed - 28 Dec 2021
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Identification history

Eurymeloides punctata 30 Dec 2021 MichaelMulvaney
Eurymeloides punctata 29 Dec 2021 AlisonMilton
Unidentified 29 Dec 2021 rawshorty

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User's notes

Various stages of these Hoppers. The Coconut Ants were eating the excretions. All on the same sapling.

10 comments

   29 Dec 2021
@JonLewis Jon, Do coconut ants tend leafhoppers? I've not noted this before.
JonLewis wrote:
   29 Dec 2021
Hi Alison, yes, we have seen coconut ants attending leaf-hoppers before at various locations. Any source of honeydew is welcome! Cheers, Jon

Hi Rawshorty, whaere is this sighting? Cheers, Jon
rawshorty wrote:
   29 Dec 2021
Hi Jon, I suppressed the location due to the Coconut Ants but i assume that moderators can see location?
   29 Dec 2021
Thanks Jon
rawshorty wrote:
   29 Dec 2021
Thanks @AlisonMilton, i know the ants ( But i think are Hairy ) i was after id on the Hoppers :)
   29 Dec 2021
Whoops sorry, I got distracted. I'll take a look at the hoppers but they may be too early in their development. I've undone the ID on the ants.
rawshorty wrote:
   29 Dec 2021
Thanks, Alison. The forth pic look to have an adult?
JonLewis wrote:
   29 Dec 2021
Hi rawshorty, maybe because I am not a moderator for leaf-hoppers I can't see the location. Is it a new location or a previously reported spot?
JonLewis wrote:
   29 Dec 2021
PS: rawshorty, you are right that it is the undescribed "hairy" species of Papyrius.
rawshorty wrote:
   29 Dec 2021
It is a previously reported site @JonLewis

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 16 - 100 Abundance
  • 28 Dec 2021 12:15 PM Recorded on
  • rawshorty Recorded by

Additional information

  • Gum sapling Associated plant
  • Coconut Ant Associated Insect
  • 5mm to 12mm Animal size

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