This is a planthopper of the family Lophopidae, genus Zophiuma. Z. butawengi is a pest of coconuts and related crops in parts of New Guinea. I often see the species featured in this spotting on my coconuts. Z. doreyensis and Z. pupillata may also occur in this part of New Guinea.
Spotted on yellow walking iris (Neomarica longifolia) in a large semi-urban yard/garden adjacent to a disturbed remnant patch of forest.
Lat: -2.56, Long: 140.50
Spotted on Oct 8, 2012
Submitted on Jan 13, 2013