Thursday, June 28, 2012

Dictyopharid Planthopper (Dictyophara patruelis), Sumatra Indonesia


Photos in this post were taken in Bengkulu Sumatra Indonesia. This planthopper is from the family:  Dictyopharidae  under genus of   Dictyophara  . The scientific name for this planthopper is Dictyophara patruelis ((Stål, 1859).


This planthopper has prolonged head forward like a nose, red and yellow stripes compound eyes, orange and blue color of thorax, and transparrent wings with dark color of veins. The size is about 15mm. 

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 : Dictyopharidae - Dictyopharid Planthoppers
Genus : Dictyophara
Species :  D. patruelis
Binomial name : Dictyophara patruelis ((Stål, 1859)


References:
http://eol.org/pages/28479/overview (taxon)
http://www.keea.or.jp/unka/contents/unka-0011/unka-0011.html
http://freebsd.tspes.ntpc.edu.tw/~afu/6e1.htm


You might also like