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Planthopper

Fulgoroidea sp.

Description:

A planthopper is any insect in the infraorder Fulgoromorpha within the Hemiptera. The name comes from their remarkable resemblance to leaves and other plants of their environment and from the fact that they often "hop" for quick transportation in a similar way to that of grasshoppers. However, planthoppers generally walk very slowly so as not to attract attention. Distributed worldwide, all members of this group are plant-feeders, though surprisingly few are considered pests.

Notes:

Experimenting, using a Sony Cyber-shot.

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2 Comments

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago
Wild Things
Wild Things 8 years ago

Thanks to Roger Kendrick for the ID.

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Spotted by
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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Spotted on Apr 30, 2012
Submitted on May 5, 2012

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