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Giant leafhopper nymph

Ledromorpha planirostris

Description:

A weird flat bug at 15mm long this is the baby of a very large leafhopper. About 4mm thick at most. Always pale, sometimes with faint pink to red markings. Delicate setae around margin.

Habitat:

On the bark of Eucalyptus melliodora at night time.

Notes:

These are the largest leafhopper in the world. The adult reaches 28mm long. A male of this species has never been found and it is therefore suspected they may be parthenogenetic. !! The adult female develops a long ovipositor. When young they are almost translucent. http://bugs.bio.usyd.edu.au/learning/res...

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5 Comments

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

Here's last year's model... http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/818...

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

Especially before this stage Hemma. Weird things... no males... !!

Hema
Hema 8 years ago

these are probably paper thin.Seen at nite ?

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

It's strange Martin. They're everywhere :-)

MartinL
MartinL 8 years ago

Nice. How come I never see these?

Mark Ridgway
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Mark Ridgway

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Feb 10, 2013
Submitted on Feb 10, 2013

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