Subject: Bug ID
February 5, 2014 11:12 pm
I would appreciate it if you could assist to identify this insect. It was shot in the western area of Singapore. Thank you very much in advance.
This is a free living Hemipteran, probably a Planthopper, but we were unable to identify it quickly. We are posting your image and we will return to attempting an identification at a later time. Your image is strikingly graphic.
Re: Planthopper from Singapore – February 12, 2014
Hi Daniel and Anthony:
This is a Lophopid Planthopper (Family Lophopidae), probably in the genus Elasmoscelis. The species most commonly featured on the internet are E. perforata and E. platypoda (Siam Insect-Zoo & Museum – fourth row of images from the bottom), both of which look very similar. Other sites with similar images include this one on flickr and this one on Clubsnap, both of which appear to have used the Siam Insect-Zoo site to identify them as E. platypoda. Regards. Karl
We were thinking of you after we posted this Planthopper and were unable to identify it.
Thank you very much for helping to identify this bug. Appreicated!
Have a pleasant weekend!
February 26, 2014
Thank you very much for identifying the bug. You guys are really good.