White bug with extended growths
Location: Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia
November 12, 2010 6:30 pm
Hi, We saw this bug in Sabah, Borneo in October. It was about 1” long and wide.
It seemed to have grown silk-like filaments that have bound together (rastafari-style), perhaps as protection to make it look too big to eat.
Thanks Frank D
Signature: Frank D.
Though we are uncertain of the exact species, this is a Planthopper in the family Fulgoridae, and it is an immature nymph. This family is often characterized by nymphs that secrete a waxy substance that often forms long filaments, presumably for protection.
I have updated the description on my web page to reflect your ID.