Unknown Korean insect
Location: Seoul, Korea
June 27, 2011 9:13 pm
These insects became a huge infestation about 4 years ago in Seoul. Since then they have had a large yearly population in the city. They became bright red as they mature and then also grown wings. As juveniles, they are wingless, but able to jump hundreds of times their body length.
This immature Fulgorid Planthopper goes by the deceptive common name of White Cicada. It is native to China, but in recent years it has invaded Korea where it has become established. Here is an early What’s That Bug? posting that has some informative links.