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Locris areata


Red/orange insect with black markings on the thorax and head.


Seasonal river in savanna/woodland


Observed at Hyaena Pool, Mlawula Nature Reserve.

1 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca 8 years ago
Spittle Bug
Locris cf. areata Locris areata | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

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KateBraun 8 years ago

Added to the Spittlebug mission.

Lovely! Please consider adding this Spittlebug/Froghopper to the global mission, The Hoppers:

KateBraun 8 years ago

It looks like you could be right (Locris areata) - the Field Guide to Insects of South Africa has a photo which matches this one, a lot of the others on ISpot look like L. arithmetica, which has more black spots on the wings.

KateBraun 8 years ago

Thanks! I will investigate further.

bayucca 8 years ago

Cercopidae, Locris sp. and assuming the ID of my link is correct, than it is Locris areata. But if you compare other Areata, than it might be a little but confusing.
If we do not find the correct species, I suggest that we take just the genus name. It could be that you have a little mess with the names down there ;-)...

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Sifundza seLubombo, Swaziland

Spotted on Mar 3, 2014
Submitted on Mar 3, 2014

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