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Metcalfiella Treehopper

Metcalfiella erecta

Description:

About 1cm body length; thorax is domed and almost works as a helmet, with its spear-shaped end almost reaching the tip of the abdomen; basic colour is brown with a red outline of the thorax and part of the forewing, and some green areas on the wings, eyes are also bright red; head and thorax are covered in short but dense hair.

Habitat:

Dense vegetation in the Ecuadorian Andes at about 2500m above sea level. This picture was taken in a park in Cuenca.

1 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca
bayucca 2 years ago
Metcalfiella Treehopper
Metcalfiella erecta Flickr


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2 Comments

Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck 2 years ago

Thanks, bayucca.

bayucca
bayucca 2 years ago

Looks like being a trustable ID in the link. Vicina should have more green:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/entomopixe...

Felix Fleck
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Felix Fleck

Cuenca, Azuay, Ecuador

Spotted on May 26, 2015
Submitted on Oct 2, 2016

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