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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 8 years ago

Thanks Anjali.

AnjaliAnantharam
AnjaliAnantharam 8 years ago

Nice..

dandoucette
dandoucette 8 years ago

Thanks Cindy and done!

CindyBinghamKeiser
CindyBinghamKeiser 8 years ago

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

lori.tas
lori.tas 9 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 9 years ago

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

dandoucette
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dandoucette

Upper Demerara-Berbice, Guyana

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

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