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Flatid planthopper

Taparella sp.


Flatid planthoppers are cosmopolitan in distribution. Adults of some species are brightly colored and easily identified but others require the use of ID keys and dissection.


Spotted in a large semi-urban yard & garden situated next to a disturbed patch of remnant lowland forest. This is in the equatorial tropics of northern New Guinea.


Variously referred to as (Flatid) leafhoppers or planthoppers.

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Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 6 years ago

Thanks Mark, Mona, Maria, Gilma & Tom!

Tom15 6 years ago

What a little beauty!

Maria dB
Maria dB 6 years ago

What a great color!

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 6 years ago

Beautiful color !! :)

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Fabulous. Makes our grey and brown ones look really un-party!

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 6 years ago

Yes indeed Lauren!

LaurenZarate 6 years ago

Beautiful colors on this one!

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 6 years ago

Thanks Chief, Sergio & Stephen!

StephenSolomons 6 years ago

Wow, that is a colourful one!

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 6 years ago

Beautiful image and bug. Congrats.

What colorful!

Scott Frazier
Spotted by
Scott Frazier


Spotted on Apr 5, 2013
Submitted on Mar 19, 2014

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