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Black leaf-Leg

Phylloscelis atra

Description:

Very tiny funky looking hopper.

Habitat:

Semi rural wildlife habitat.

Notes:

On a wild plant growing around the ponds we created in the spring.

7 Comments

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Thanks Jolly!

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 9 years ago

Odd-looking hopper. Beautiful find.

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Thanks Cindy for the ID - I never guessed this was a hopper!
Thank you for the comment Oneng!

OnengDyah
OnengDyah 9 years ago

Cool...

Awesome spotting and series! This is a Dictyopharid Planthopper. My suggestion is the only one of this genus. You may want to submit it to BugGuide since they don't have this species recorded in Tennessee yet.

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Thanks nexttogone!

nexttogone
nexttogone 9 years ago

Nice clarity and a very interesting find!

KarenL
Spotted by
KarenL

Franklin, Tennessee, USA

Spotted on Aug 27, 2012
Submitted on Aug 29, 2012

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