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Spittlebug

Locris areata

Description:

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

Habitat:

Seasonal river in savanna/woodland

Notes:

Observed at Hyaena Pool, Mlawula Nature Reserve.

1 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca
bayucca 7 years ago
Spittle Bug
Locris cf. areata Locris areata | Flickr - Photo Sharing!


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5 Comments

KateBraun
KateBraun 7 years ago

Added to the Spittlebug mission.

Lovely! Please consider adding this Spittlebug/Froghopper to the global mission, The Hoppers: http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/8096...

KateBraun
KateBraun 7 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
KateBraun 7 years ago

Thanks! I will investigate further.

bayucca
bayucca 7 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.
http://www.ispot.org.za/node/146433?nav=...
http://www.ispot.org.za/node/231520?nav=...
http://www.ispot.org.za/node/231058?nav=...
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 ;-)...
http://www.ispot.org.za/search/node/Locr...

KateBraun
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KateBraun

Sifundza seLubombo, Swaziland

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

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