Subject: strange bug
Geographic location of the bug: Johannesburg South Africa
Time: 05:56 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: What on earth is this?
How you want your letter signed: Adrian
This is a wonderful image. We believe this is a Free Living Hemipteran, a group that includes Planthoppers and Treehoppers, but we are uncertain of the family to which it belongs. Perhaps one of our readers will be able to determine a species for us.
Thanks for that. I thought it must be a plant hopper of sorts. I’ve got lots of the common green and brown ones in my garden but I have never come across this guy before. Very different.
If you want or need macro shots of insects for reference, I have more than 200 different insects in my garden! I walk around the garden almost every day and each time I find at least one new species I haven’t seen before. Most interesting.