Curved Longheaded Hopper
Longheaded Hopper
Curved Longheaded Hopper (Thanatodictya sp)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: True Bugs (Hemiptera)
Family: Dictyopharid Planthopper (Hopper: Fulgoroidea, Dictyopharidae)
Species: Curved Longheaded Hopper (Thanatodictya sp)
This Photo:     Wing Venation Comparison

EXTRA - Photo Specific Information:
Notice the wing venation of each specimen we have photographed is different. They are in sequence in this photo, with an arrow highlighting the difference between the specimens
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
We have found that all specimens have different wing venation. It's quite possible that the curved snout and wing venation are not diagnostic. We don't count these as separate species now; until some research is done on them to determine what diagnostic features separate the species.

Copyright © 2013-2022 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 21-Oct-2013
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.