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Green Flatid Planthopper

Siphanta acuta

Description:

This species is slightly shorter than the others in this account. http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/146... http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/149... http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/149... http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/134... http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/129... http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/119... http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/123... The flare on the top of the wing is shorter and more abrupt and the curve at the bottom of the rear of the wing is less tight. It is mottled but slightly different from Siphanta hebes shown in BI

Habitat:

This is a nocturnal image of the Planthopper on a Red Bloodwood twig where it feeds during the day

Notes:

The Flatid called 'Green Mottled Flatid Planthopper' in Brisbane Insects site is very similar but has a much less pronounced upturn on the top line of the wings as well as more pronounced mottling http://www.brisbaneinsects.com/brisbane_...

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StephenSolomons
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StephenSolomons

Gosford, New South Wales, Australia

Spotted on Jan 25, 2014
Submitted on Jan 25, 2014

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