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Treehopper from Peru
Location: Shima, near Satipo, Junin, Peru
February 5, 2011 2:43 pm
Can anyone please identify this treehopper found in central Peru?
Signature: Peter Bruce-Jones

Treehopper

Hi Peter,
This is one beautiful Treehopper in the family Membracidae.  We have a vague memory of having received an image of this species, or a very similar species, in the past.  We will attempt to search our archive to provide a species identification.  Just a note that if you provide a comment on this posting, you will be notified in the future if anyone comments or provides an identification.  We did locate a matching photo on Corbis Images, but the species is not identified.

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4 Responses to Treehopper from Peru

  1. Peter B-J says:

    Hi,
    I have now found images of this and similar species on several sites, which give the genus as Membracis, and this also gives me confidence that my other image (with the nymphs) also shows a Membracis, but I would still like to find which species they are.
    Peter

  2. I have photographer a quite similar one in Brazil, Northern Pantanal: http://pic.atpic.com/2233582

    And I have posted it too. I haven’t find its exact ID either…

  3. George Smiley says:

    This is most likely Mebracis bucktoni.

  4. George Smiley says:

    Sorry, meant most likely Membracis bucktoni.

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