Broad-winged Planthopper
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 (Hopper: Fulgoroidea, Ricaniidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Broad-winged Planthopper (Scolypopa australis)
This Photo:     Anterior
Other name: Passionvine Hopper

General Species Information:
Found in the Adelaide Hills and possibly 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. 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 (

Copyright © 2016-2021 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.