White Cicada from South Korea

South Korean bug
Location:  Songnisan National Park, Republic of Korea
September 23, 2010 1:56 am
On my trip to Korea I saw many wonderful bugs. This may be the most baffling one. I can’t tell if it’s a moth or beetle, or something else. I saw it walk and fly. It was about an inch and a half.
Signature:  Barbara

White Cicada

Dear Barbara,
Though it is called a White Cicada, your insect is actually a Fulgorid Leafhopper,
Lycorma delicatula.  There are photos of both the winged adult and red nymph on bjbug.com and you may also read a news story on the Korean Times online website.

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    • Thanks for the correction. We will also need to correct the spelling on a few additional postings. As a postscript, we have found references with both spellings, and when Karl originally provided us with an identification, his research turned up a link online that omitted an “a” from the species name.


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