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Erythrogonia sp.

Description:

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

- 1 cm

Habitat:

- Resting on leaves C. cajan.

Notes:

- 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
bayucca 5 years ago
Sharpshooter
Erythrogonia sp.


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5 Comments

Sckel
Sckel 5 years ago

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

bayucca
bayucca 5 years ago

Cicadellidae, Cicadellinae, Cicadellini, Erythrogonia sp. and looks like being Erythrogonia dubia or Erythrogonia dottaga.
http://naturalhistory.museumwales.ac.uk/...
http://naturalhistory.museumwales.ac.uk/...
Cannot tell you the differences.

Wonderful! Will be a great addition to The Hoppers mission: http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/8096...

Noel Buensuceso
Noel Buensuceso 5 years ago

Nice series, Sckel!

RiekoS
RiekoS 5 years ago

Love it.

Sckel
Spotted by
Sckel

Cariacica, ES, Brazil

Lat: -20.24, Long: -40.41

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

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