Subject: Unknown Insect
Location: 14.1667°N 75.0333°E
March 23, 2016 1:59 am
I was on travel to Western Ghats of India and was able to capture a insect/bug in Macro mode, Tried with National Geographic, but they re-directed towards you.
Just wanted to know the species of the insect.
I have attached the picture for your reference.
Below is the link to my Your Shot profile:
Signature: Ravindra Kulkarni
This is a Long Winged Derbid Planthopper in the family Derbidae. SinoBug has some nice images of Chinese Derbid Planthoppers and Project Noah has a similar looking individual from New Guinea identified as Proutista moesta. CabDirect states: “The plant hopper Proutista moesta is an economically important sap-sucking insect of palms and is implicated as a common vector of root (wilt) disease of coconut, yellow leaf disease of arecanut and spear rot disease of oil palm in Kerala, India. The adults are sap-feeding, while its nymphs develop saprophytically by feeding on substrates undergoing fungal decomposition.” This FlickR image was taken in India.