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Interesting Insect from NW Costa Rica
March 31, 2010
I found this beautiful bug sitting on a smooth-barked tree over a stream at mid-elevation in a park at Rincon de la Vieja in the Guanacaste region of Costa Rica’s northwest. I truthfully do not know what this beautiful creature is, my friend called it a treehopper or leaf hopper or something but I’m sorry I can’t be of any more help.
Rincon de la Vieja, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Lanternfly from Costa Rica

Hi Dave,
This is a Fulgorid Planthopper, commonly called a Lanternfly.  We posted a photo of this species this past January, and Piotr Naskrecki identified it as Phrictus quinquepartitus.

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