The unusual Derbid Planthopper looks a little like a moth, fruit fly, and katydid, but is none of these things.
Derbid Planthoppers are a True Bug in the Derbidae family. These planthoppers are highly varied in appearance, but all of them leap. Some have large, long wings that extend past the body, like a katydid or cicada, both of which are distant relatives. Some Derbid Planthoppers' wings are hairy, like moths. Others are transparent with colorful mottling on them like some fruit flies. Their face is narrow, like it was pinched or compressed between a finger and a thumb.
Larvae feed on fungi, often found on decaying wood. For this reason, adults are often seen in the woods, near fallen logs and rotting plant matter.
Scientific Name: Anotia spp.
Size (Adult; Length): 8mm to 11mm (0.31in to 0.43in)
Colors: ivory, pink, brown, white
Descriptors: translucent, marbled, wings, rounded, flying, flat head
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