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I had never seen anything like this before, neither had my local guides.
got the ID from a book called Rupununi by Graham Watkins
Thanks Cindy and done!
Wonderful! Please add this to The Hoppers global mission :)
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.
That is amazing. I've seen some wild-looking planthoppers before, but not like this!
Spotted on Feb 11, 2011 Submitted on Apr 11, 2011
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