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Leptocentrus. sp

Leptocentrus. sp

Description:

Tiny

Habitat:

From Mount Ijen - East Java - Indonesia.

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11 Comments

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 6 years ago

Ok.. I leave it as Leptocentrus. sp for the moment.. I'll be back again if I have more details information. Thank you so much Jason.. Thank you Lauren.. It's amazing they have so many species of this.. :)

Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 6 years ago

First I thought that this is the same as mine, L. taurus.. But thanks to Lauren, I checked about it again, and there are 90 species of this genus (http://eol.org/pages/3697914/overview) . It makes me sure if this is not L. taurus, I think you should leave it as Leptocentrus sp. :)

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 6 years ago

Hmm.. I'm also still not familiar with this species Lauren.... I've tried to open the web you'd give me, but I could not.. Perhaps some friends can help.. Dan or Jason Alexander which is more familiar with this.. But I will check again later.. I will empty the title for a while, untill I get the right ID. Thanks Lauren..

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 6 years ago

This ID is bothering me. I am not sure if there are actually 2 different species being labeled on the internet as Leptocentrus taurus or if the species has sexual dimorphism. Mona's Treehopper has rather small "bullhorns" at the top of the pronotal process and very straight spine (as in this one labelled as L. taurus:
http://www.fobi.web.id/fbi/v/insect/f...). There are others with quite large thick "bullhorns" at the top of the pronotal process and a somewhat curved spine (as in this one also labelled as L. taurus: http://www.indianaturewatch.net/displ...). There might actually be 2 different species involved here. One is the real L. taurus and the other is not. Which one is this one?

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 6 years ago

I think this is a " Leptocentrus taurus." Thanks for the ID friends.. :)

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 6 years ago

Thank you Chief, Lauren and Cindy.. Thank you friends :)

It looks similar to one identified by another PN member: https://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/25... There's no reference link so it's unknown where they got the ID from.

WoW! Its a never seen before spotting !

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 6 years ago

Lovely little Treehopper, Membracidae.

Wonderful! Please consider adding to The Hoppers mission :)

Mona Pirih
Spotted by
Mona Pirih

Jawa Timur, Indonesia

Spotted on Apr 24, 2014
Submitted on Apr 28, 2014

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