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Insects of the Amazon and Andes
Photographs Adrian Hoskins
Orthoptera | Coleoptera | Odonata | Hemiptera | Homoptera | Mantodea | Arachnida
Homoptera - Cicadas, Lantern bugs, Leafhoppers
Below is a selection of images of cicadas, lantern bugs and leaf-hoppers seen on my various trips to South America. If you are able to identify any of them please contact me.
Pterodictya reticularis ( Fulgoridae ). The long tails of the females exude a wax that is used to coat the eggs, protecting them from rain and from parasitoids.  Adrian Hoskins
 
Planthopper, ( Derbidae ) Mysidia ? sp, ref 936. Derbids rest with their wings fully outspread. They can easily be mistaken for small moths, although the venation is completely different and the wings are devoid of scales.   Adrian Hoskins
 
Membracidae, ref 939  Adrian Hoskins
Flatid plant hopper ( Flatidae ), ref 916  Adrian Hoskins
 

 

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