Monday, March 14, 2011

Leaf bug

Found this cute little leaf bug, was only about 10mm long.




EDIT 08/07/2011 I've worked it out, it is in fact a planthopper, specifically Acanalonia conica. It is in a separate order then Katydids. Leafhoppers are Hemiptera which are known as "True Bugs", where as katydids are Orthoptera which includes grasshoppers, locusts and crickets.

6 comments:

  1. It's a katydid!

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  2. I've seen a pink one, they are apparently very rare but on holiday in America one year I got to see one in an insectarium.
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  3. I've worked it out, it is in fact a planthopper, specifically Acanalonia conica. It is in a separate order then Katydids. Leafhoppers are Hemiptera which are known as "True Bugs", where as katydids are Orthoptera which includes grasshoppers, locusts and crickets.

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  4. I never knew that little bug was called a Planthopper!
    I always called them leaf bugs.
    Thanks for revealing the real name.

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  5. I call these leaf bugs too... I found one today when it landed on my book... they're sooo cute! They're my favourite bugs (yes, I have no life lol). So yeah, I Googled them to see if I could figure out what they were.

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  6. Hmm I am not actually convinced it is Acanalonia conica... it looks similar but not exactly the same...the shape at the tail end is different. Maybe another species of Acanalonia?

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