Saturday, September 1, 2012

Tailed Planthopper Nymph


Photos in this post were taken in Bengkulu Sumatra Indonesia.  This nymph is probably from the family of Ricaniidae.





This planthopper nymph has a brown spreaded pluffy tail. It doesn't have antennae on its white front face. The thorax has brown and white color. The body size of this bug is about 4mm long.

References : 
http://quaoarpowerzoo.blogspot.com/2012/09/ricaniid-hopper-nymph-of-bal.html

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

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