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Ricaniid planthopper

Description:

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).

Habitat:

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

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10 Comments

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 7 years ago

Thanks staccyh!

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
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
isabellasmurf 7 years ago

Excellent spotting, nice contrast

Scott Frazier
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Scott Frazier

Indonesia

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

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