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Grainy Planthopper (with Tortoise Beetle)

Kallitaxila granulata

Description:

Just before sundown today, I spotted and took pictures of a 6mm tortoise beetle (Family Chrysomelidae). But when I checked the pictures in my computer, I was totally surprised that the beetle was neatly sitting there beside a grainy planthopper (a polyphagous planthopper) (Kallitaxila granulata (Stål, 1870)). Just found out today the ID of this planthopper! The 4th picture was taken without a flash. Sources: http://cookislands.bishopmuseum.org/spec..., http://www1.dpi.nsw.gov.au/keys/fulgor/t.... Classification: Arthropods (Arthropoda) » Insects (Insecta) » True Bugs, Cicadas, Hoppers, Aphids and Allies (Hemiptera) » Free-living Hemipterans (Suborder Auchenorrhyncha) » Planthoppers (Superfamily Fulgoroidea) » Tropiduchid Planthoppers (Family Tropiduchidae) » Genus Kallitaxila » Species Kallitaxila granulata.

Habitat:

Spotted in the backyard on camote tops (sweet potato plant).

Notes:

Distribution: http://hemiptera-databases.org/flow/?pag.... Add'l References: http://research.calacademy.org/ent/resea.... http://bugguide.net/node/view/61903. http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/ac....

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21 Comments

Thanks Mayra :)

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 7 years ago

Wow, this is magic!!!

Smith'sZoo
Smith'sZoo 8 years ago

The perfect description Yuko! Well done!

Yuko, you are so right! The planthopper is in a see-through gown.. Haha!

Thanks also for the comment Daniel Hernandez.

YukoChartraw
YukoChartraw 8 years ago

Looks like a bride and a groom!

DanielHernández
DanielHernández 8 years ago

Very Good

Thank you Oneng :)

OnengDyah
OnengDyah 8 years ago

Pretty..and nice pic...

Thanks Adarsha! :)

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 8 years ago

Two in one! spectacular Agnes!

Thanks Gilma! Yes, they look like chummies :)

Nice find, they look so nice together.

Thanks Marta for the nice comment :)

The MnMs
The MnMs 8 years ago

Wow! such nice two findings!

Thanks for your awesome comments Phillip and next :-)

Nimbid Ditavi
Nimbid Ditavi 8 years ago

Super duo! Awesome!

nexttogone
nexttogone 8 years ago

That's amazing, two in one is always a delight.

@asergio - Thanks for the comment. Appreciate it.

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 8 years ago

Great photos, Agnes.

@Smith'sZoo - Yes, I suppose it is :) Thanks!!

Smith'sZoo
Smith'sZoo 8 years ago

Amazing find!

Laguna, Philippines

Spotted on Nov 8, 2012
Submitted on Nov 8, 2012

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