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Wooly Afid (Angelflies)

Eriosomatinae

Description:

Small insect (grasshopper..?), looks as if it's made of tiny feathers.

Habitat:

Found on the porch of my friends house in Indonesia, on the outskirts of the ciry.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Wooly Aphids or "Angelflies"
Eriosomatinae Wooly Aphids or "Angelflies"


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9 Comments

Beautiful!

Lovely and such a huge eye!

Muckpuk
Muckpuk 9 years ago

Wow it looks a bit like a Fighting Fish. what a beautiful creature. Well spotted!

YukoChartraw
YukoChartraw 9 years ago

What an interesting insect! It looks like it's made out of white yarn. I'm very curious what it is.

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 9 years ago

Amazing!

bayucca
bayucca 9 years ago

I am not sure if this is really the one from the link, I wrote "similar". But I have some doubts about Phromnia intacta. The "hairs" in Phromnia intacta are usually much longer and feet are more grayish than whitish like in yours. I don't know if this is a younger nymph or an older one with worn and reduced hairs.
Maybe some "flatty" cracks know more about this one.

KaraNorby
KaraNorby 9 years ago

Thanks for the quick response!! :)

TheSmartBilli
TheSmartBilli 9 years ago

I think bayucca is right. An incredible photo.

bayucca
bayucca 9 years ago

I think this is a Flatidae or Flatid Planthopper and most probably a nymph. In the link you see a similar example:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/itchydogima...

KaraNorby
Spotted by
KaraNorby

Samarinda, Kalimantan Timur, Indonesia

Spotted on Oct 4, 2012
Submitted on Oct 4, 2012

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