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Spittle Bug

Cosmocarta sp.


Back looks like a mask with orange stripes. The beetle when held in the hand snaps its head. Length: 8.00mm.

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Spittle bug
Cosmocarta sp. Insect Pests

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DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 6 years ago

Thanks Nuwan for the ID. I'll edit the spotting right away.

bayucca 7 years ago

This is not a beetle but a froghopper or spittlebug. Superfamily Cercopoidea and most probably family Cercopidae.
Please, do not use descriptive common names in the corresponding field, but only "valid" common names. Fantasy names might irritate the search engines, thanks.

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Gangtok, Sikkim, India

Spotted on Jun 30, 2013
Submitted on Oct 2, 2013

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