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Grainy Planthopper

Kallitaxila granulata


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:


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



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Laguna, Philippines

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

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