Saturday, May 26, 2012

Ricania Planthopper (Ricania sp), Sumatra Indonesia


Photos in this post were taken in Bengkulu Sumatra Indonesia. This planthopper is from the family of Ricaniidae under genus of Ricania.




The appearance of this planthopper is almost resemble to a moth. It spread its wing while at rest. The wingspan of this planthopper is about 12mm.


Taxonomy:
Phylum : Arthropoda - Arthropods
Class : Insecta - Insects
Order : Hemiptera - True Bugs, Cicadas, Hoppers, Aphids and Allies
Suborder : Auchenorrhyncha - Free-living Hemipterans
Superfamily : Fulgoroidea - Planthoppers
Family : Ricaniidae - Ricaniid Planthoppers
Genus : Ricania


Reference:
http://www.biol.uni.wroc.pl/cassidae/Ricania.pdf
http://www.munisentzool.org/yayin/vol4/issue1/271-275.pdf

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