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Red-eyed flatid planthopper

Cryptoflata unipunctata


Wingspan 26 mm, pale green with red eyes. Adults jump well, but are weak fliers.


Flatidae are a family of Fulgoroid plant-hoppers. They are cosmopolitan in distribution and are distinguished from others in the superfamily by a combination of characters. Adults of some species have brightly coloured wings and are easily identified but the identification of species often requires dissection and comparison with identification keys.

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Mari du Preez
Mari du Preez 7 years ago

Thanks sshbluffs, did some digging and found the correct english name.

sshbluffs 7 years ago

Ain't no moth bug it's a leaf bug see the leaves on its wings?

Mari du Preez
Spotted by
Mari du Preez

Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa

Spotted on Mar 20, 2013
Submitted on Mar 22, 2013

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