Animalia > Arthropoda > Insecta > Hemiptera > Fulgoroidea > Ricaniidae > Scolypopa > Scolypopa australis

Scolypopa australis (Passionvine planthopper)

Synonyms: Flatoides australis; Pochazia australis; Scolypopa urbana

Wikipedia Abstract

Scolypopa australis, commonly known as the passionvine hopper is a species of planthopper (Fulgoroidea) in the insect family Ricaniidae found in Australia. Despite their name, they are found not only on passion vines, but on many different plant species such as the lantana. Brown with partly transparent wings, they are about 7mm long as adults and 5mm as nymphs. As an adult they look somewhat like a moth to the untrained eye, and walk "like a ballerina".
View Wikipedia Record: Scolypopa australis


Prey / Diet

Actinidia arguta (tara vine)[1]
Aristotelia serrata (wineberry)[1]
Ascarina lucida (Hutu)[2]
Asplenium oblongifolium (shining spleenwort)[1]
Berberis vulgaris (epine-vinette commune)[1]
Blechnum chambersii[1]
Blechnum novae-zelandiae (Swamp kiokio)[1]
Brachyglottis repanda[2]
Brachyglottis repanda var. fragrans (Bushman's friend)[1]
Buddleja davidii (orange eye butterflybush)[1]
Coprosma grandifolia[1]
Coprosma lucida[1]
Coprosma robusta[1]
Cordyline pumilio (Dwarf cabbage tree)[1]
Cyathea dealbata (silver tree fern)[1]
Cyathea medullaris (black tree fern)[1]
Diplazium australe (Austral Lady fern)[2]
Dryopteris filix-mas (male fern)[1]
Dysoxylum spectabile[1]
Fuchsia excorticata[1]
Geniostoma rupestre[1]
Hedycarya arborea (Pigeonwood)[1]
Knightia excelsa (rewarewa)[1]
Lonicera japonica (Chinese honeysuckle)[1]
Macropiper excelsum[1]
Melicytus ramiflorus subsp. ramiflorus[1]
Myrsine australis (Red Matipo)[1]
Neopanax arboreus (Five Finger)[1]
Persea americana (avocado)[1]
Phormium tenax[1]
Plagianthus divaricatus (saltmarsh ribbonwood)[1]
Pneumatopteris pennigera (Lime fern)[1]
Pseudopanax lessonii[1]
Pteridium esculentum (Bracken fern)[1]
Tradescantia fluminensis (small-leaf spiderwort)[1]


Parasite of 
Griselinia littoralis (New Zealand broadleaf)[2]
Phormium tenax (New Zealand flax)[2]



Attributes / relations provided by 1New Zealand Institute for Plant & Food Research Plant-SyNZ™ database 2Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
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