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Red/orange insect with black markings on the thorax and head.
Seasonal river in savanna/woodland
Observed at Hyaena Pool, Mlawula Nature Reserve.
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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.
Thanks! I will investigate further.
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...
Spotted on Mar 3, 2014 Submitted on Mar 3, 2014
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