Amrasca terraereginae (Paoli)

The Australian Cotton 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.

Amrasca terraereginae (Paoli 1936)

Subfamily/Tribe: Typhlocybinae: Empoascini

Distribution: Qld, NSW

Economic Status: A common species on cotton. Its impact economically is intermittent.

Notes: This species is superficially very similar to Austroasca viridigrisea, the vegetable leafhopper. These two species can be differentiated reasonably reliably by the general colour and by the presence of a brownish spot in the cubital area of the tegmen in A. terraereginae.