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Grainy Planthopper

Kallitaxila granulata

Description:

Kallitaxila granulata (Stål, 1870), of familyTropiduchidae, subfamily Tambiniinae, tribe Tambiniini, called the Grainy Planthopper. Considered a mild agricultural pest, it is a chubby planthopper, about 5mm in size. Body is bright green, with dorsal white stripes on head and thorax. Wings are clear with whitish granular spots. Similar spottings: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/162... http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/158...

Habitat:

Backyard. Spotted these grainy planthoppers on the taro and sweet potato leaves, and the other one on a dead branch near these plants.

Notes:

Reference: http://hemiptera-databases.org/flow/?pag... http://www.natureloveyou.sg/Minibeast-Ho... http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/ac... http://www.pestnet.org/SummariesofMessag... http://scholarspace.manoa.hawaii.edu/han... http://www1.dpi.nsw.gov.au/keys/fulgor/s...

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Laguna, Philippines

Spotted on Feb 25, 2013
Submitted on May 11, 2013

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