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Ricaniid planthopper


At first glance the small insect may resemble a moth but it is actually from the Hemiptera: Ricaniidae. Perhaps Ricania or Ricanula sp.


This spotting in a large semi-urban yard/garden adjacent to a disturbed patch of remnant forest.



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Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 8 years ago

I believe this family Ricaniidae, is always resting with wings open. Third or fourth species in this yard alone.

alicelongmartin 8 years ago

Most planthoppers you see with their wings closed? right? so this is unusually nice.

Scott Frazier
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Scott Frazier


Spotted on Aug 17, 2011
Submitted on Aug 17, 2011

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