Subject:  Treehopper
Geographic location of the bug:  Brits, South Africa
Date: 01/13/2019
Time: 11:53 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Hi
My daughter spotted this treehopper. (that’s what we suspect it is) but can’t find any info on this specific type.
It was extremely warm the past couple weeks. 35’c daily.
How you want your letter signed:  Caity and dad

Planthopper Nymph

Dear Caity and dad,
Immature Hemipterans can be very difficult to identify to the species level, and sometimes genus and family levels are also difficult to verify conclusively.  Here is an image of a very similar looking Planthopper nymph also from South Africa.  Based on Wikipedia images, we suspect your individual is in the family Eurybrachidae.

Fantastic! Thanks for the reply! Spectacular site. Thanks
BTK Software


Location: Brits, South Africa

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