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Ricaniid planthopper


At first glance with the naked eye, this small insect may resemble a moth. But zoom in and it is clearly a hopper (Hemiptera: Ricaniidae).


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 7 years ago

Thanks staccyh!

staccyh 7 years ago

Awesome pic!

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 7 years ago

Me too, dotun55, thanks, and thanks Adarsha

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 7 years ago

Fantastic !

dotun55 7 years ago

Extraordinary hopper. Love the art on its wings!

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 7 years ago

Thanks Cindy :-)

Lovely hopper :)

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 7 years ago

Thanks, isabellasmurf!

Leonardo Castro
Leonardo Castro 7 years ago

Ricaniidae for sure.

isabellasmurf 7 years ago

Excellent spotting, nice contrast

Scott Frazier
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Spotted on Sep 14, 2011
Submitted on Sep 16, 2011

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