Subject: Found this little guy in the pool
Geographic location of the bug: Namibia, Windhoek
Time: 11:26 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: I’m living in Namibia for 7 years now and I’m pretty attentive if it comes to insects. But I’ve never seen this guy before. The smell when threatened reminds me of Heteroptera. It is currently summer and rain season.
How you want your letter signed: Kind Regards
This Planthopper belongs to the order Hemiptera which contains the True Bugs in the suborder Heteroptera and many members of the family, which includes Stink Bugs, produce a noticeable odor. Earlier today we posted additional images of what we have identified as the Mottled Avocado Bug, Parapioxys jucundus.