Stonasla consors White

Straight-lined Hopper (Stonasla consors)

The Straight-lined Hopper is endemic to the island of Saint Helena, where it was apparently found in the remainders of native vegetation on Diana’s Peak and Halley’s Mount.

The species appears to have adapted to the endemic St. Helena Dogwood tree (Nesohedyotis arborea (Roxb.) Bremek.).

It reaches sizes of about 0,7 to 0,9 cm; it is brownish.

The Straight-lined Hopper was not fund during the latest field searches and might indeed be extinct. [1] 



[1] Howard Mendel; Philip Ashmole; Myrtle Ashmole: Invertebrates of the Central Peaks and Peak Dale, St. Helena. Report for the St Helena National Trust, Jamestown 2008


Photo: Tristan Bantock; The Natural History Museum

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edited: 25.05.2021