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Treehopper from Brazil
Location: Brazil, Northern Pantanal (MT)
July 16, 2011 11:23 am
Hello, I have photographed this Treehopper in Brazil, Northern Pantanal.
Shearching the Internet, I have found this page and thought mine was very similar.
I liked the site and decided to register to try to ID this…

Unknown Treehopper from Brazil

We still do not know the identity of this spectacular Treehopper, and perhaps this additional posting will lead to a proper species identification.

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Rhinoceros cicada
Location: Mulu National Park in Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia
July 10, 2011 7:58 pm
I took a photo of this pair of ’rhinoceros cicadas’ in Mulu National Park in Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia in 2005. Any idea what they are? Rhinoceros cicada, was what our guide called them, but that doesn’t help much!
Signature: Miles

Fulgorid Planthoppers

Hi Miles,
These are Fulgorid Planthoppers in the family Fulgoridae, commonly called Lanternflies.  They are related to Cicadas, so Rhinoceros Cicada might be a local name that we hadn’t heard before.

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Fluffy little gnats
Location: Foristell, MO
July 10, 2011 1:09 am
These fuzzy little guys come flying around my house near St. Louis, Missouri in early June each year. Their wings look like some sort of fly, but they’re as small as a gnat. They look like little pieces of cotton fluff floating through the air until they change direction. I haven’t had any luck finding them on your site. Can you tell me what they are? ps – absolutely love your site!
Signature: Kathy Spalinger

Woolly Aphid

Hi Kathy,
We haven’t posted a recent photo of a Woolly Aphid in some time.  Woolly Aphids are in the subfamily Eriosomatinae and according to BugGuide:  “Nearly all members of this subfamily alternate between host plants, generally with a woody primary host (on which overwintering eggs are laid, and on which some species induce galls) and an herbaceous secondary host.”

Wow, thanks for the superfast response.  I never even thought of looking under aphids – they have such big wings.  Glad to know what they are.  They seem to love landing on our basil plants, but I never see them eating anything, so I wasn’t too concerned.  Cute little bugs.
Keep up the great work!  I show the site to people all the time, because I just love the beautiful, fascinating photos from all over the world.
Thanks again,

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Leafhopper and beetle identification
Location: Huejutla de Reyes, Hidalgo, México
June 30, 2011 11:55 am
Der Bugman,
Help me with the identification of the leafhopper and the beetle as I have not managed to find anything like it in the network. Regards
Signature: Axel


Hi Axel,
First we want to state that we are splitting up your request into to postings to simplify our archiving format.  We don’t recognize this gorgeous Mexican purple and orange Leafhopper, and we are going to begin researching its identity.  Meanwhile, we are posting the photo in the hope that one of our readers is able to provide any information.  We did find a very similar image on page 6 of this site that came up when we googled Costa Rican Leafhoppers.  Clicking the image takes one to FlickR and this Leafhopper identified only as

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Do you know the name of this insect?
Location: Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada
June 30, 2011 9:51 am
Dear bugman,
I found this insect in my garden on my sunflower leaves. It was in the evening and the temperature was kind of cool. I found it in June.
Signature: LIss

Candystriped Leafhopper

Hi Liss,
Sadly, though it is quite beautiful, the Candystriped Leafhopper,
Graphocephala coccinea, is not considered to be a beneficial insect in gardens.  The Urban Wildlife Guide is a nice source of information on the species.

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ID Request
Location: Mysore, Karnataka, India
June 29, 2011 3:27 am
Hi Daniel,
I am writing from Mysore, India. I found a very tiny bug in our garden which I could not identify. This is very tiny – about 1mm. I also found a bug of the same species but with a tube-like extension at it’s hind quarters which looked like an egg sack. Please help me with the id of this bug from the images attached.
Thanks in advance 🙂
Subharghya Das

Unknown Hemipterans

Dear Subharghya Das,
All we can say for certain is that your insects are in the order Hemiptera, but beyond that, we haven’t a clue.  They are most likely a plant feeding species that uses piercing/sucking mouthparts to feed on plant fluids.  The tubelike extension is most like a waxy filament that is produced by many insects in the order.  We hope to be able to provide a species name in the near future.

Unknown Hemipteran

Dear Daniel … Thank you so much for such a prompt reply !! It will be really great if someday I can know the name of this beautiful looking tiny bug !! And of course Thanks for the Lead about Hemiptera !
With Warm Regards from India
Subharghya Das

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