Narrow distribution. Southeast Asia, Oceania. On Eucalyptus deglupta and cassava, causing shoot-tip wilt and dieback, nut fall of coconut and pod distortion on cocoa. Also on papaya, mango and passionfruit. Several species. An important pest.
Eggs laid on or near to the host; nymphs brown with long legs. Adults similar, up to 20 mm, and winged.
Long needle-like mouth parts cause fruit spotting and distortions, fruit drop, stem cankers, and wilts.