Austroasca alfalfae (Evans)

The Lucerne Leafhopper


Many of the insects depicted on these pages are outwardly similar and you should not use photographs as the sole means of identification. These pages form part of a scientific key which will assist a trained entomologist to identify the species accurately.

Austroasca alfalfae (Evans 1941)

Common Name: Lucerne Leafhopper 

Subfamily/Tribe: Typhlocybinae: Empoascini

Distribution: Qld, NSW

Economic Status: Found on lucerne, although not reported as causing economic loss. Has also been reported on genetically modified cotton.

Notes: It is very difficult to differentiate this species from other species of Austroasca found in Australia except by examination of the male genitalia.