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Neon green bug
Location: Bonita, CA
September 7, 2011 1:22 am
I found this little guy while raking in my front yard today. I’ve seen ones like this hanging out on our tree (a podo carpus) a lot! I think it is a pretty common bug. Maybe some kind of katydid? I have no idea. I was just impressed by the brilliance of the color. Thank you!
Signature: Moose

Torpedo Bug

Hi Moose,
Your insect is one of the Planthoppers in the superfamily Fulgoroidea, and we believe we have correctly identified it as a Torpedo Bug,
Siphanta acuta, based on photos posted to BugGuide.  The BugGuide information page indicates:  “native to Australia, introduced to New Zealand, Hawaii (before 1898), and CA (1983); established in CA” and “in Hawaii, considered a pest of banana, citrus, coffee, guava, macadamia, and many ornamentals; not yet considered a pest in California.”

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2 Responses to Torpedo Bug

  1. doll says:

    I want to know if its poisonous
    please. Im suprised that it can jump
    like a grasshopper
    I am 8 years old

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