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Lophopid planthopper

Zophiuma sp.

Description:

This is a planthopper of the family Lophopidae, genus Zophiuma. Z. butawengi is a pest of coconuts and related crops in parts of New Guinea. I often see the species featured in this spotting on my coconuts. Z. doreyensis and Z. pupillata may also occur in this part of New Guinea.

Habitat:

Spotted on yellow walking iris (Neomarica longifolia) in a large semi-urban yard/garden adjacent to a disturbed remnant patch of forest.

Notes:

No useful PN-preferred reference links available, so see these: http://www.laughingfrogphotography.com/N... , http://www1.dpi.nsw.gov.au/keys/fulgor/i... , http://www1.dpi.nsw.gov.au/keys/fulgor/i...

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Indonesia

Lat: -2.56, Long: 140.50

Spotted on Oct 8, 2012
Submitted on Jan 13, 2013

Reference

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