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reticulated plant hopper

Lystra lanata

Habitat:

rainforested mountain

Notes:

I had never seen anything like this before, neither had my local guides. got the ID from a book called Rupununi by Graham Watkins

6 Comments

dandoucette
dandoucette 9 years ago

Thanks Anjali.

AnjaliAnantharam
AnjaliAnantharam 9 years ago

Nice..

dandoucette
dandoucette 9 years ago

Thanks Cindy and done!

CindyBinghamKeiser
CindyBinghamKeiser 9 years ago

Wonderful! Please add this to The Hoppers global mission :)

lori.tas
lori.tas 10 years ago

Cool. Another name for these critters is "lantern fly" or "lantern bug" (Fulgoridae). They are actually very primitive and voiceless cicadas (this photo makes that more clear: http://www.flickr.com/photos/botalex/311...). Like a lot of sap feeders they excrete excess sugars as honeydew, in this case in a waxy form.

Yours appears to be younger, as older forms are often completely covered in wax.

Very, very cool find.

Latimeria
Latimeria 10 years ago

That is amazing. I've seen some wild-looking planthoppers before, but not like this!

dandoucette
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Upper Demerara-Berbice, Guyana

Spotted on Feb 11, 2011
Submitted on Apr 11, 2011

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