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Erythrogonia sp.


- Dano / damage: Vetor de Xyllela fastidiosa, causadora da Clorose Variegada dos Citros (CVC)

- 1 cm


- Resting on leaves C. cajan.


- When I saw this leafhopper with outspread wings, I thought he was a small moth. So I approached him, it closed his wings immediately. I had lot of work to make the second picture, I approached and it closed wings, I get away, and it opened wings. I approached and it closed wings, I get away, and it opened wings. I approached and it closed wings, I get away, and it opened wings. The question is: why this leafhopper wanted to keep their wings open? To me, it makes sense that he wanted to look like a red moth with white polka dots. My suggestion is as follows: We are in the middle of summer, days of intensely hot temperatures. This leafhopper found that, keeping open wings, decreases the thermal sensation in your small body. :D Omg, I'm a genius.

1 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca 10 years ago
Erythrogonia sp.

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Sckel 10 years ago

thanks, bayucca
thanks, riekos
thanks, cindy
thanks, Noel

bayucca 10 years ago

Cicadellidae, Cicadellinae, Cicadellini, Erythrogonia sp. and looks like being Erythrogonia dubia or Erythrogonia dottaga.
Cannot tell you the differences.

Wonderful! Will be a great addition to The Hoppers mission:

Noel Buensuceso
Noel Buensuceso 10 years ago

Nice series, Sckel!

RiekoS 10 years ago

Love it.

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Cariacica, ES, Brazil

Spotted on Jan 14, 2014
Submitted on Jan 14, 2014

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