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Eurybrachid Planthopper

Loxocephala aeruginosa

Description:

Body length: about 16 mm.

Habitat:

Mixed forest consisting mainly of bamboo, cherry, pines, etc. Cool to warm place. Altitude: 1,700 m.

Notes:

Interestingly this plant hopper walks backwards or sideways! Unfortunately the video clip refused to upload.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Eurybrachid Planthopper
Loxocephala aeruginosa Flickr


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9 Comments

sid.khiungba
sid.khiungba 2 months ago

Thank you for the discription. I spotted this one today. I have a video clip as well of it walking backward.

It has been a long time. I'm happy to be active again! Thank you for adding this beauty to the mission.

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa a year ago

Hi Cindy! Long time no see. Sure I'll do that. Thanks.

Beautiful Planthopper! This would be a great spotting for The Hoppers mission at: https://www.projectnoah.org/missions/809...

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa a year ago

Thanks Brian, Sukanya, Jae, Machi, Albert and Raksha for liking it.

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa a year ago

Thanks bayucca for the ID and the exhaustive references!

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa a year ago

Thanks ornithoptera80.

bayucca
bayucca a year ago

Eurybrachidae, Eurybrachinae, Loxocephalini, Loxocephala aeruginosa. Nice one!
https://www.academia.edu/32338468/A_Prel...
https://www.hemiptera-databases.org/flow...
Page 186, #38

Ornithoptera80
Ornithoptera80 a year ago

amazing blue on that plant hopper!!!

DrNamgyalTSherpa
Spotted by
DrNamgyalTSherpa

Gangtok, Sikkim, India

Spotted on Jul 31, 2019
Submitted on Aug 1, 2019

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