Undescribed Planthopper ES1
Adelaide Hills
Broad-winged Planthopper
Broad-winged Planthopper (Scolypopa australis)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: True Bugs (Hemiptera)
Family: Ricaniid Planthopper (Ricaniidae)
Species: Broad-winged Planthopper (Scolypopa australis)
This Photo:     Dorsal, ~5mm
Other name: Passionvine Hopper

General Species Information:
Found in the Adelaide Hills, and elsewhere
I don't know what it is, but insects with clear wings and black patterned edges just enthral me
Marie saw this "moth" on the kitchen fly-screen. As soon as I saw it, straight into the insect box into the fridge. Didn't want to miss any important details. Thought it'd be easy to id; never having seen one, and being so unique. After much hunting around I found this pictorial key: http://www1.dpi.nsw.gov.au/keys/fulgor/ricaniidae/index.html#australia The only issue was the location component shows only the eastern seaboard.

This is the 1st record for this species in South Australia on the ALA website (www.ala.org.au).

Copyright © 2016- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 09-Feb-2016
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.