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  Mango Planthopper (Colgaroides acuminata)





Mango Planthopper | Colgaroides acuminata photo
Mango Planthopper

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MANGO PLANTHOPPER FACTS

Identification
The Mango Planthopper is creamy white with a small pink spot on centre of each wing. They have a triangular shape with a right angled corner. They are found on a range of plants, and are a pest in the mango industry. There are other similar species that are pale green in colour. When a number of planthoppers gather on the same stem they look like spines on the plant.

Size
15mm

Habitat
shrubs and trees

Food
sap from plants



Classification
Class:Insecta
Order:Hemiptera
Family:Flatidae
Genus:Colgaroides
Species:acuminata
Common Name:Mango Planthopper

Relatives in same Genus
  Planthopper (C. unknown species)