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Hopper

Description:

Hopper had a cone shaped head, with a slender body and an upward curling tail. Length is around 6mm. Side view looks like an arrow with a tail pointing up.

Habitat:

foliage

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5 Comments

JasonCryan
JasonCryan 11 years ago

Nice pic! This is, I believe, a spittlebug in the family Machaerotidae (perhaps the genus Machaerota, but I can't be sure of that). These are the tube-making spittlebugs; the "upward curling tail" you describe is a scutellar spine, making them superficially resemble treehoppers.

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 11 years ago

But shot from front looks very nice...side view may not give such a charming look :)

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 11 years ago

Awesome!

IkeDimacali
IkeDimacali 11 years ago

Thanks Adarsha B S!

now only if they don't disappear too fast so I can take a shot from the side...

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 11 years ago

superb spotting..

IkeDimacali
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IkeDimacali

Philippines

Spotted on Nov 20, 2010
Submitted on Sep 30, 2012

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