Thursday, April 17, 2008

Planthopper

It's been awhile since I've seen this insect. So long, as a matter of fact, that I couldn't remember the name of it. In referring to Latin American Insects and Entomology by Charles Hogue, I discovered that it's a red-dotted planthopper, Lystra strigata. The common name certainly didn't strike a bell. I vaguely remember it as wax-tailed something or other. Well, I guess what's important is that it still exists.

3 comments:

Sandpiper said...

What an interesting creature! It almost doesn't look real.

Kurt Komoda said...

That's fascinating!

Anonymous said...

It is a Red Dotted Plant Hopper, which can also be called a Wax Tailed Plant Hopper. :)