Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Horned Treehopper (Alosextius carinatus), Sumatra Indonesia



Photos in this post were taken in Bengkulu Sumatra Indonesia. This horned tree hopper is from the family of membracidae under genus of Alosextius. The species name is Alosextius carinatus (Funkhouser, 1927).



This hopper has flat face with the pronotum back pointing upward resembling the horns. It also has long narrow extension backward along the abdomen. The pronotum is hairy in dark brown color.  There are two white marks at the side of body. The wings are light brown and transparrent. The size of body is about 5mm.


Taxonomy:
Phylum : Arthropoda - Arthropods
Class : Insecta - Insects
Order : Hemiptera - True Bugs, Cicadas, Hoppers, Aphids and Allies
Suborder : Auchenorrhyncha - Free-living Hemipterans
Superfamily : Cicadoidea
Family : Membracidae - Treehoppers
Subfamily: Centrotinae
Tribe : Terentiini
Genus : Alosextius
Species name : A. carinatus
Binomial name : Alosextius carinatus (Funkhouser, 1927)

Similar species appearance can be found here:
http://davesgarden.com/guides/bf/showimage/9010/#b


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