Mango leafhopper vs. planthopper

As mango flowering season shifts into full gear, it is especially important for growers to monitor for pests in their orchard. Two important sap sucking insects on mango are leafhoppers and planthoppers, also known as flatids. Many mango growers struggle to tell the difference between the two.  For an up close view of the differences, watch the DPIR YouTube video.

For information on insect pests you can visit the NT insects database, or flip through our field guide to pests, beneficials, diseases and disorders or mangoes.

To speak to someone about management strategies, contact the entomology branch on 08 8999 2258, or email them at

Last updated: 28 September 2020

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