Pacific Pests and Pathogens Pacific Pests, Pathogens & Weeds - Mini Fact Sheet Edition

Coconut Finschhafen disorder (280) Print Fact Sheet


Common Name

Finschhafen disorder

Scientific Name

The disorder is caused by the feeding of the leafhopper, Zophiuma butawengi (previously Zophiuma lobulata).

AUTHOR Grahame Jackson 
Information from Gitau CW, et al. (2011) Zophiuma lobulata (Hemiptera: Lophopidae) causes Finschhafen disorder of coconut and oil palms. Annals of Applied Biology 158,139-148. Map Woruba DN, et al. (2014) Entomopathogenic fungi of the oil palm, Zophiuma butawengi (Fulgoromorpha: Lophopidae), and potential for use as biological control agents. Austral Entomology 53:268-274. Photos 1-3 Ken Walker (2011) Lophopid Planthopper (Zophiuma butawengi). (PaDIL - (

Produced with support from the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research under project PC/2010/090: Strengthening integrated crop management research in the Pacific Islands in support of sustainable intensification of high-value crop production, implemented by the University of Queensland and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community.

This mini fact sheet is a part of the app Pacific Pests, Pathogens & Weeds

The mobile application is available from the Google Play Store and Apple iTunes.

Pacific Pests, Pathogens and Weeds Android Edition        Pacific Pests, Pathogens and Weeds iOS Edition            Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research