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Fulgorid planthopper

Amantia combusta

Description:

about 1"

Habitat:

rainforest, 1400m

Notes:

I was just about to photograph a sloth my guide showed me at Yotoco natural reserve when I spotted this huge hopper on a tree close by. I didn't know which to photograph first! I though the insect might fly away so I went to it first but in the end, they both stayed put for a long time, so there was no worries about missing either.

1 Species ID Suggestions

JasonCryan
JasonCryan 7 years ago
fulgorid planthopper
Amantia combusta


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13 Comments

dandoucette
dandoucette 7 years ago

I'm sure it's a great book, I was just curious where you found it, thanks.

JasonCryan
JasonCryan 7 years ago

Fig. 127 of Thierry Porion's 1994 book: "Fulgoridae 1: Illustrated Catalogue of the American Fauna". Not the best way to ID species, but this one's wing patterns are fairly distinctive....

dandoucette
dandoucette 7 years ago

Thanks for the suggestion Jason. How did you find the ID? Do you have a link to any photos? I don't see anything online. Thanks ceherzog and injica.

JasonCryan
JasonCryan 7 years ago

Great pics! I've suggested an ID - Amantia combusta. I'm pretty sure...the wing pattern looks right....

injica
injica 7 years ago

Wonderful!

ceherzog
ceherzog 7 years ago

What a cool bug!

dandoucette
dandoucette 7 years ago

Thanks for the comments everyone. I've updated it just to the family for now.

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 7 years ago

very nice !

bayucca
bayucca 7 years ago

Fulgoridae planthopper, I would say.

Another pretty hopper!

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 7 years ago

Wonderful find! Looks like Colombians like to paint their tree trunks white like in Mexico. Ugh. :-(

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 7 years ago

That hopper has a pretty gown!

RiekoS
RiekoS 7 years ago

Nice bug.

dandoucette
Spotted by
dandoucette

Cali, Valle del Cauca, Colombia

Spotted on Jan 23, 2013
Submitted on Apr 11, 2013

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