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Fulgorid Planthopper

Fulgorid sp.


This hopper's green wings fade and merge with a light orange and ends with a black band. Length: 15mm.


Mixed forests, mainly of pines, cherry and bamboo. Warm to cool place. Altitude: 1,700 m.


This hopper was spotted moon-walking - it walks back, sideways then forwards - on our store roof one warm afternoon.

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DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 7 years ago

Thanks experts for making favourite.

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 7 years ago

I'll do that. Pl keep me guiding. Thanks a lot, Karen.

KarenL 7 years ago

Hi Namgya, I've corrected the ID for you. In future, you can do this yourself in "Edit". You need to uncheck the "Help me ID this species" box before you can change the details. If as in this case, you only have the common name & not the actual species, you should tick the box again once you have updated the common name so that the spotting comes on on searches of unidentified organisms & our community can help you find the ID.

bayucca 7 years ago

Please, change the common name. It would be Fulgorid Planthopper, it is not a beetle. The scientific name you can open, if you do not get an ID within 1 or 2 weeks, you might add Fulgoridae in the scientific name field. Thanks.

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 7 years ago

Thanks pals for making it a favorite.

The MnMs
The MnMs 7 years ago


DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 7 years ago

Thanks for the comments. It was quite interesting to watch it run forward for a few cms and moon-walk backwards. It went on repeating the same till I had to move on.

RiekoS 7 years ago

I love the name of the hopper too.

Sintija Valucka
Sintija Valucka 7 years ago

Beautiful creature!! :)

Nice Planthopper! This would be a great addition to The Hoppers mission:

bayucca 7 years ago

Fulgoridae, Fulgorid Planthopper I would say.

Spotted by

Gangtok, Sikkim, India

Spotted on Jul 21, 2013
Submitted on Sep 29, 2013

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