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Fulgorid Planthopper

Dichoptera sp., Fulgoridae


A completely camouflaged planthopper. Size approx 2.5 inches. The family Fulgoridae is a large group of hemipteran insects, especially abundant and diverse in the tropics, containing over 125 genera worldwide. They are mostly of moderate to large size, many with a superficial resemblance to Lepidoptera due to their brilliant and varied coloration. Various genera and species (especially the genera Fulgora and Pyrops) are sometimes referred to as lanternflies or lanthorn flies, though they do not emit light.


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Wild Things
Wild Things 6 years ago

Thanks Hema!

Hema 6 years ago

wow it has intricate designs on it!!

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Vasai-Virar, Maharashtra, India

Spotted on Dec 5, 2014
Submitted on Dec 18, 2014

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