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Rat-faced Hopper


A small (less than 1") insect with cicada-type wings. The body is bright green with the prominent feature being an elongated head.


This insect was found under a light on the end of a cement building in the Amazon rainforest of SE Ecuador.


A unique looking insect that I dubbed "The rat-faced cicada." I know it probably isn't even in the cicada family, possibly in the hopper family, but the name was easy to remember.

No species ID suggestions


Tukup 2 months ago

That looks right. Thanks for the help.

bayucca 2 months ago

Probably Dictyopharidae.

Morona Santiago, Ecuador

Lat: -2.15, Long: -77.69

Spotted on Apr 2, 2011
Submitted on Feb 3, 2019

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