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