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  Common Green Planthopper (Siphanta hebes)





Common Green Planthopper | Siphanta hebes photo
Common Green Planthopper photographed at night near outdoor light.

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INSECT FACTS

Identification
The Common Green Planthopper is a bright green triangular-shaped bug with reddish eyes. The wings are held over the body like a roof. The wings have a veined pattern a paler green spots between the vein intersections. The wings have a border of reddish brown dots. They can jump when disturbed giving them the common name of leafhoppers.

Size
15mm

Food
feeds on sap from leaves



Classification
Class:Insecta
Order:Hemiptera
Family:Flatidae
Genus:Siphanta
Species:hebes
Common Name:Common Green Planthopper