Tiny green striped bug with puffed out tail
Location: Suburbs, Pretoria, South Africa
January 30, 2011 3:08 am
We’ve seen quite a lot of these in our back yard in Pretoria, South Africa. They are tiny, and their tails can puff out. They can jump quite far. They tend to be on their own (not in groups). Difficult to describe them, as you’ll see by the photos!
This is a Planthopper Nymph in the superfamily Fulgoroidea. You can see many examples of North American Planthopper Nymphs by browsing through the images on BugGuide. We were not able to find a close match on the Brisbane Insect Website, however, one unidentified Planthopper Nymph looks somewhat similar.