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A small green colored flying insect. Size less than 1 cm (0.8mm). Flight resembles that of a slow flying butterfly. When sitting, resembles a leaf (as photographed.)


Forest at Phansad Wildlife Sanctuary (PWLS). Was sitting on the forest floor in the forest litter.


As I didn't have a macro lens, the details are a bit blurry. But The wings have a texture. Look closely to appreciate those spots seen here (not so clearly).

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acewings.ajay 7 years ago

@ Ashish Nimkar & @ S Frazier : yes, Planthopper.

Now awaiting its Genus species.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 7 years ago

As Ranger Scott says its a Flatid Leafhopper....

brainpunk 7 years ago

We used to call these thorn bugs :)

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 7 years ago

This is a planthopper from the Order Hemiptera, Family Flatidae. A similar but different species can be seen here

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Maharashtra, India

Spotted on Sep 30, 2012
Submitted on Oct 2, 2012

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