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Two-Striped Planthopper

Acanalonia bivittata

Description:

In its mature state this planthopper is approximately 5 - 7 mm long. It is easily identified by its red eyes and the two reddish edges of its wings. It feeds on the juices of a variety of plants.

Habitat:

open prairie

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20 Comments

Stephanie R.
Stephanie R. 6 years ago

I really appreciate your kind comments, Robert! This is one of my favorite insect photos:)

triggsturner
triggsturner 6 years ago

Wow! Great photo, its a beauty.
Robert

Stephanie R.
Stephanie R. 6 years ago

Thank you Roy!

Roy Arun
Roy Arun 6 years ago

amazing

Stephanie R.
Stephanie R. 7 years ago

Thank you, DrNamgyalT.Sherpa!

Stephanie R.
Stephanie R. 7 years ago

I think this is my favorite hopper, Mark:)

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 7 years ago

Look at the eye staring at us! Great photography, Steph!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

Wonderful little hopper.

Stephanie R.
Stephanie R. 7 years ago

Thanks Bill:)

beaker98
beaker98 7 years ago

Awesome photo! Love the red eyes:)

Stephanie R.
Stephanie R. 7 years ago

Thank you Martin! I took a bunch of shots, but this little guy was very active. This was the only one that turned out ok.

MartinL
MartinL 7 years ago

That's a great shot Steph.

Stephanie R.
Stephanie R. 7 years ago

Absolutely, Marta! Isn't nature wonderful:)

The MnMs
The MnMs 7 years ago

Yes! I also like how it mimics the plant leaves!

Stephanie R.
Stephanie R. 7 years ago

Thank you, Marta! I really like the vivid colors of this hopper.

The MnMs
The MnMs 7 years ago

Beautiful hopper, Stephanie!

Stephanie R.
Stephanie R. 7 years ago

Thank you, Armadeus!

armadeus.4
armadeus.4 7 years ago

A very cute little critter. Great shot Stephanie! Thank you for sharing :)

Stephanie R.
Stephanie R. 7 years ago

Thank you, Rob! He was quite an active little guy; I was lucky to get one decent shot:)

RobThacker
RobThacker 7 years ago

Great little hopper, nice find Stephanie.

Stephanie R.
Spotted by
Stephanie R.

Kewanee, Illinois, United States

Spotted on Aug 8, 2014
Submitted on Aug 18, 2014

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