Hopper from Malaysia

Subject: Bug identification
Location: Selangor, Malaysia
March 2, 2014 7:56 am
Hi bugman
I’m Sham from Malaysia…do you know what kind of bug this is ? I shoot it this past february on banana tree nearby the lake…is it planthopper species…? thanks.
Signature: Shamsul Hidayat Omar


Dear Shamsul,
This is a Free Living Hemipteran in the suborder Auchenorrhyncha
, however, beyond that, we are unable at this time to provide a more specific taxonomy.  The suborder Auchenorrhyncha includes Planthoppers, Leafhoppers, Treehoppers, Cicadas and many other Free Living Hemipterans.  We feel safe in calling this a Hopper, but that common term does not coincide with any particular family within the suborder.

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