Plant Hoppers



Species in this family have mostly narrow heads with large compound eyes separated by a ridge with their antennae protruding from the underside of the eyes.

Plant hoppers are found in a wide variety of habitats with most adults found on flowering plants where they spend their time feeding by sucking on the inner tissues, although some species are also fungus feeders. The nymphs are primarily root feeders although some species have been found in association with ants.

For more plant hopper species visit the Australian Insect Common Names



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