With a flick of a spur, a Delphacid Planthopper leaps mighty distances for such a tiny insect.
Like all planthoppers, a Delphacid Planthopper can jump. It is tiny and can disappear out of sight quickly, but it may rest on plants long enough to be admired. A spur on the hindleg propels the planthopper when it needs to move, but it also has wings. This type of planthopper has decorative antennae that are thick at the base, and scalloped on the outer edge. The transparent wings have small dots all over them, and streaks of black at the wing tips create a triangular shadow when they cross over each other. Wet, grassy areas and meadows are popular habitats for this insect.
Scientific Name: Copicerus irroratus
Size (Adult; Length): 7mm to 9mm (0.27in to 0.35in)
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