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Spotting

Description:

A very small insect, I've never seen anything like it.

Habitat:

On a palm tree trunk in a garden.

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9 Comments

Awesome spotting! I have removed this from the Flies! mission for you. It would be a great addition to The Hoppers mission: http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/8096...

VivBraznell
VivBraznell 5 years ago

Great find Nick!

Diaz José Miguel
Diaz José Miguel 5 years ago

This is great!

NickKing
NickKing 5 years ago

Thanks for all the help, at least I know what it was now. I've looked into derbid planthoppers and I agree that getting down to a genus level would be very difficult let alone trying to find out the species. Thank you all for all the help I really appreciate it. I really love knowing what all the animals around me are.

ChunXingWong
ChunXingWong 5 years ago

Beautiful spotting!
This is definitely a Derbid planthopper.
Getting into the genus level is quite difficult.

folicallychalled
folicallychalled 5 years ago

Bayucca - I will go along with that. Good call.

Dave

bayucca
bayucca 5 years ago

Wing shape, head, lacking of typical moth antennae do not indicate a moth. This pose is typical for Derbidae. But we have to be careful with these planthoppers. They slways are good for surprises. In this case I am quite confident, though.

folicallychalled
folicallychalled 5 years ago

It looks like a species of plume moth, family Pterophoridae.

Dave

bayucca
bayucca 5 years ago

Should be a Derbid Planthoppee, Derbidae.

NickKing
Spotted by
NickKing

จังหวัดพังงา, Thailand

Spotted on May 26, 2016
Submitted on May 28, 2016

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