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Subject: What bugs are these?
Location: Cairns, QLD, Australia
December 3, 2016 7:11 am
Found these in my yard.
Signature: CE

Derbid Planthopper

Derbid Planthopper

Dear CE,
We will be more than happy to attempt to identify the six insects you submitted using a single submission form and with very little information regarding details of the individual images, but we will be doing so at a future date.  In the future, please use our standard submission form available at Ask What’s That Bug? link on our website.  The kinds of things we would love to know about each submission:  time of year imaged, time of day imaged, weather conditions at the time of the sighting, plant upon which the insect was found, and anything else you think our readers may want to know and which may help us in the identification.  We will be leaving town for the holidays and we will be postdating submissions to go live at that time.  We will wait to post your other five insects, posted individually at the end of the year.
Your first image if of a Derbid Planthopper, and its physical resemblance, though not its coloration or markings, greatly resemble this Derbid Planthopper we recently posted from Singapore.  We will attempt to identify your Derbid Planthopper to the species or at least genus level.  Derbid Planthoppers suck fluids from plants and some species may represent agricultural threats.

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Subject: New Species of Bug?
Location: Chestnut Visitor Center, Singapore
December 1, 2016 2:16 am
To Whom It May Concern,
Can you pls. identify this bug, I found it at Chestnut Visitor Center at Singapore. It looks like it is a newly evolved specie.
Many Thanks in advance!
Signature: Kasmotski69

Possibly Derbid Planthopper

Derbid Planthopper

Dear Kasmotski69,
This really is a crazy looking insect.  We feel confident it is in the order Hemiptera and probably the superfamily Fulgoroidea, the Planthoppers.  It reminds us of the Derbid Planthoppers in the family Derbidae that are pictured on BugGuide, a site devoted to North American species.  We suspect this will take more time to research than we have at this moment.  We found this FlickR posting that supports our supposition.  We will attempt to identify the species later in the day.

Possibly Derbid Planthopper

Derbid Planthopper

Wow thanks a lot guys!

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Subject: Bug from the Ear
Location: Florida
November 20, 2016 8:54 am
My Brother in Florida got this out of his ear after Bike riding!
Signature: JA

Froghopper

Froghopper

Dear JA,
This looks like a Froghopper or Spittlebug to us.  There are many brown species.  The name Spittlebug refers to the behavior of the nymphs which create a frothy mass resembling spittle while they are feeding on the fluids they suck from many plants and grasses.

 

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Subject: Bug
Location: Caboolture
November 18, 2016 5:47 am
A friend found this on a plant stalk and wondered what it is..
Signature: Admiral.

Giant Scale Insect

Snowball Large Mealybug

Dear Admiral,
This is a Snowball Large Mealybug in the genus
Monophlebulus.  We have received several submissions through the years.

Giant Scale Insect

Snowball Large Mealybug

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Subject: Willow Borer?
Location: West Valley City, UT (Near Salt Lake City)
November 14, 2016 11:06 am
I was out in my backyard and i seen this wet spot on my patio, i looked up and seen it was coming from a branch on my umbrella willow, i looked and went to touch it and the whole branch started moving! There were it seemed like thousands of these things on this one spot of the tree. I looked more over on both trees I have, and these things are all over both trees in several locations. Can you tell me what this is? and how to fix it maybe??
Thanks so much!
Signature: Rich Kauss

Giant Willow Aphids

Giant Willow Aphids

Hi Rich,
Though it is not a boring insect, the Giant Willow Aphid is nonetheless no beneficial on your tree.  Like other Aphids, they suck the nourishing fluids from their plant hosts.  According to BugGuide, the Giant Willow Native,
Tuberolachnus salignus, is:  “Non native, introduced from Europe around 1872. Considered a minor pest” and “According to Dr. Tilly Collins, the Giant Willow Aphid is ‘genetically incompatible with sexual reproduction and reproduces parthenogenetically year-round.'”  Many Aphids are parthenogenic or give live birth at some times, but it seems the Giant Willow Aphid must give live birth without sexually commingling its genetic code at all times.

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Subject: China bug
Location: Shanhaiguan, China
October 27, 2016 7:45 am
We saw several of these bugs in Hebei province (east of Beijing, on the coast) in early September. The body was a real eye opening red! Any ideas of species?
Signature: Su

White Cicada

White Cicada

Dear Su,
Though it is commonly called a White Cicada,
 Lycorma delicatula is actually a Fulgorid Leafhopper.  Your images are of winged adults.  We have more images in our archive of the brightly colored nymphs.

White Cicada

White Cicada

THANK YOU!  That was really helpful.  I think the pictures of the nymphs are amazing.
Su

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