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Very pretty green and black hopper with red eyes. About 8 mm long. Maybe from the Family Dictyopharidae? Or Cixiidae?
Heavy shrubbery along the highway between San Cristobal de Las Casas and Tuxtla Gutierrez, km 11.5, 865 meters.
Spotted on Aug 20, 2013
Submitted on Nov 5, 2013
Thank you bayucca. I had thought it might be a Derbid because of the small underwings, even though it doesn't carry the wing raised. Looking through other possibilities, it looks closer to a Dictyopharid. Still…..hope there is an expert on these out there.
Please, check this link, maybe you find something similar to follow...
Certainly a planthopper, but I am a little bit sceptic about Derbidae. I would have thought of some kind of a Cixiidae or similar, but there are many other planthoppers which look similar. I am not so familiar with all these details...