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Eurybrachis Tomentosa

Eurybrachis tomentosa

Description:

A common Planthopper found on Sandal and calotropis Gigantea in South India. On sandal the early instar Nymphs suck up the sap from tender green shoots and the later two nymphs and adults suck up the sap from green shoots. This species also responsible fro stag-headedness prevalent in sandal forests... Taxonomic position :- Insecta: Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha: Fulgoroidea: Eurybrachidae

Notes:

This spotting looks similar to Eurybrachys tomentosa...Adult lives for two months. Pre - Oviposition period is days. Eggs are laid on leaves and shoot of the Sandal. Egg clusters are covered with a thick mat of white flocculent efflorescence by the female. Each clusted contains 30-42 eggs and female lays 6 egg clusters. Incubation period is 15-21 days. There are 5 nymphal instars. Life cycle ranges from 109 to 132 days. Female is larger and greenish olivaceous whereas male is smaller with tanny brown tegmina.


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102 Comments (1–25)

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 5 years ago

Thank you Harum :)

HarumKoh
HarumKoh 5 years ago

wow nice hopper! beautiful photos!!

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 5 years ago

Thank you so much Vivin and ramya :)

vivianpoma
vivianpoma 5 years ago

beautiful colors, great capture!

ramyabharatha123
ramyabharatha123 5 years ago

Love those colors

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 5 years ago

Thank you so much Vasudha!

vasudha548
vasudha548 5 years ago

Colors like rainbow

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 6 years ago

Met this fellow again and his friend too :) check out two added pics !!!

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 6 years ago

Thank you Willie...I was more curious about wasp mimicing spider which was on the same plant..I neglected it in the beginning full viwe wasnot that good(3rd pic)..When sunshine arised, colors shined n hence it looked so beautiful!

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 6 years ago

Thank you for such nice information Bayucca..I edited it as suggested by you, As tomentosa is more familiar in Net...
Thank you Ashish for nice discussion..Soory to differ from LanternBug....

bayucca
bayucca 6 years ago

Lantern Bugs are Fulgoridae from the Fulgoromorpha infraorder and superfamily Fulgoroidea. Since all Fulgoromorpha are planthoppers, lantern bugs are also planthoppers. It is important to make the correct tax not with the common name or common names but with the corresponding scientific taxonomic name. These might in some cases always and still undergoing changes.
@Ashish: The 2 links below are both OK. There are only not with the complete taxonomic tree mentioned.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 6 years ago

Lantern bugs are kind of Planthoppers (Fulgoroidea) is this true or false... Bayucca...?

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 6 years ago

Then all classification here must be wrong against Bayucca's statement...!!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enchophora_...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fulgora

bayucca
bayucca 6 years ago

To make it perfect: Eurybrachyidae should it be. This term is often misspelled. I just did it as well...

bayucca
bayucca 6 years ago

Actually it is not half so confusing as it might sounds:

Fulgoroidea (superfamily!), Eurybrachidae (family), Eurybrachis sp., most probably Eurybrachis tomentosa, Common name: Eurybrachis Planthopper.
That's yours!

Fulgoridae and Eurybrachidae are both families and part of the superfamily Fulgoroidea. Yours is not a Fulgoridae/Lantern Bug.
Leafhoppers are a different family: Cicadellidae from the superfamily Membracoidea. Planthopper is a general and common name for all species from the infraorder Fulgoromorpha. All of them are from the order Hemiptera.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 6 years ago

Its member of subfamily of Lantern bugs what classified in Eurybrachyidae family.

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 6 years ago

Ashish : According to ths link its a plant hopper
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eurybrachyi...
Accroding to this its a leaf hopper...
http://www.indianaturewatch.net/displayi...
According to this link, its lantern bug species
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fulgoridae

So confusing!

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 6 years ago

@Bayucca and Ashish : So Eurybrachis tomentosa as scientific name and Plant hopper common name is correct? Link provided by Agnes in the beginning also says Tomentosa group n this link shows some exact matching(as i believe)
http://www.nbaii.res.in/Pestsofcrops/Eur...
So whats ur suggestion?

bayucca
bayucca 6 years ago

I had this one also suggested as Eurybrachis tomentosa:
http://www.indianaturewatch.net/displayi...

williefromwi
williefromwi 6 years ago

Simply beautiful my friend

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 6 years ago

How crazy Atonda?

antondazomb
antondazomb 6 years ago

crazy

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 6 years ago

Thank you Telse!

Karnataka, India

Lat: 13.99, Long: 75.26

Spotted on Nov 10, 2012
Submitted on Nov 17, 2012

Reference

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