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Issid Planthopper

Gergithus sp


Tiny Planthopper that at first glance looks like a Lady Beetle/Ladybug, size around 5-6 mm.


Tropical forest


2 new species of Issid Planthopper from the Genus Gergithus was officially described earlier this month (09 April 2021), one species from Thailand and another from Borneo. The one from Thailand; Gergithus dayi looks very similar to this Spotting, morphologically but was told/reminded that it is not possible to verify with certainty that it is of the same species through photos unless through close-up inspection of the male genitalia. A similar looking species from China, Gergithus frontilongus was described in 2017.

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Tanjung Bungah, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

Spotted on Feb 4, 2021
Submitted on Apr 13, 2021

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