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Fulgorid planthopper

Copidocephala guttata

Description:

We were watching a movie at night when we noticed a big red insect close to the light bulb. When I went to take a closer look, I was surprised about how beautiful this creature is and took some pictures. We don't know what it is so we're hoping someone here can help us to identify!

1 Species ID Suggestions

SG in CR
SG in CR 6 years ago
Fulgorid Planthopper
Copidocephala guttata Especies de Costa Rica - Copidocephala guttata


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11 Comments

PieterColpaert
PieterColpaert 6 years ago

Thank you very much for the nomination Fyn :) And thank you Gilma!!

Congratulations on the nomination for SOTW, PieterColpaert.

Fyn Kynd
Fyn Kynd 6 years ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

PieterColpaert
PieterColpaert 6 years ago

Thank you Mark and Cindy! Cindy, it's added ;)

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Nice hopper!

What a beauty! Please consider adding to the global mission, The Hoppers: http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/8096...

PieterColpaert
PieterColpaert 6 years ago

Thank you Gilma! Hehe yes, Pura vida it is!!!!

Lovely!! Welcome to Costa Rica, PieterColpaert, Pura Vida!!

PieterColpaert
PieterColpaert 6 years ago

Thank you Kyle a for the nice comment. Thx Leuba for the compliment and suggestion and thank you Sigg for the ID!!!

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 6 years ago

I believe you've got a Lantern Bug ( Family: Fulgoridae), like this one on flickr

https://www.flickr.com/photos/andresmoli...

Attractive bug indeed and a great photo, Pieter !

Kyle A
Kyle A 6 years ago

Nice pic. Great story. Thanks for sharing.

PieterColpaert
Spotted by
PieterColpaert

Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Spotted on Sep 16, 2014
Submitted on Sep 16, 2014

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