Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Spittle Bug (Aphrophora Sp) Sumatra Indonesia


Photos in this post were taken in Bengkulu Sumatra Indonesia. This froghopper is also called spittle bug. It is from the family of Cercopidae under genus of Aphrophora.


This bug has brown color of body. Their front wings wear two distinct clear patches on the margins. The size is about 10mm.

Taxonomy:
Phylum : Arthropoda - Arthropods
Class : Insecta - Insects
Order : Hemiptera - True Bugs, Cicadas, Hoppers, Aphids and Allies
Suborder : Auchenorrhyncha - Free-living Hemipterans
Superfamily : Cicadoidea
Family : Cercopidae - Spittlebugs
Genus : Aphrophora

References:
http://www.britishbugs.org.uk/homoptera/Aphrophoridae/Aphrophora_alni.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aphrophora_alni


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