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. 

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: (taxon)

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