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Ricaniid Planthopper

Ricania speculum


Small brown planthopper (I thought it was a moth!) with transparent wing patches. The tan color on its wing patches is actually the color of the orchids. Order Hemiptera, Family Ricaniidae, with common name planthoppers.


Spotted on a vanda orchid. Backyard, in Biñan Laguna, Philippines.

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Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 8 years ago

You are welcome Agnes. If you look around you will find more interesting hoppers. Good luck.

Adjusted the missions as well :) Thanks again!

Thanks S Frazier and Jolly. Corrected the name.. this is my first planthopper :)

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 8 years ago

Agnes, S Frazier is correct. Its a plant hopper.

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 8 years ago

Hello. While at first glance this looks like a moth, actually it is a Ricaniid planthopper (Family Ricaniidae). You can see a similar ones here and here . You'll need to adjust your missions :-)

Laguna, Philippines

Spotted on May 5, 2012
Submitted on Oct 3, 2012

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