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Snout Planthopper

Dictyophara nakanonis


Another casualty I'm afraid. Found this insect on the floor in the house this morning, put him on the tissue to transport outside in the hope that it would survive but sadly not. I remember seeing a spotting of one of these on here and thinking how wonderful it was, not realising that this insect is actually in this part of the world.

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VivBraznell 6 years ago

Hi Hema, I am female ...... what made you think I was'nt??? : )

Hema 6 years ago

Hi Viv,for a long time I though you were female.!!I have a girl friend with the name VIV.

VivBraznell 6 years ago

Hi Joe, thank you for the correction ...... much appreciated.

JoeHartman 6 years ago

Hello Viv.
Living in Thailand I have the experience that Long-nosed Planthoppers are of the species Dictyophara nakanonis.
The species D. asiatica is in fact a European species, but as it also appears in Irn, Kazakstan it is called D. asiatica, being a synonym of D. europaea. As far as I know D. europaea does not appear in Thailand, but D. nakanonis does. I have a friend entomologist on Koh Samui also finding D. nakanonis locally, and I myself have found one (!) in my garden in NE Thailand.
Just to give you input.
Best regards

VivBraznell 8 years ago

Thanks guys for the suggestion!

LarsKorb 8 years ago

Unusual long and slim shaped head for a Cicadellinae, though the color pattern reminds strongly of the Graphocephala genus (Cicadellinae family)...I think Ashish's direction is valid.

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Spotted on Jun 7, 2012
Submitted on Jun 7, 2012

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