Leafhopper from Ecuador

Subject: Bug
Location: Ecuador
January 20, 2016 2:26 am
I found this bug in Ecuador a few years ago, and I just can’t seem to identify it! I’d really appreciate the help.
Signature: Aimee

Leafhopper in the genus Aetalion

Dear Aimee,
This is some free-living Hemipteran, probably a Leafhopper, but we have not had any success finding a matching image online.  Perhaps one of our readers will have better luck than we have had.

Karl provides and ID:  genus
Re: Leafhopper from Ecuador – January 20, 2016
Hi Daniel and Aimee:
It’s a wonderful photo of an Aetalionid Treehopper. The species is probably Aetalion reticulatum (Aetalionidae: Aetalioninae: Aetalionini).
Regards.  Karl

Thanks Karl,
We received a similar ID in a comment.

2 thoughts on “Leafhopper from Ecuador”

  1. I am almost certain that this is a treehopper in the family Aetalionidae. It looks like others in the genus Aetalion, but I can’t really confirm that suspicion.


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