Larva sucks body fluids from various planthoppers. Covell (1984) (3)
Larvae are parasitoids (or parasites?) of Fulgoroid planthoppers. Eggs laid on plants frequented by planthoppers (Homoptera, superfamily Fulgoroidea). First-instar larva attaches itself to the planthopper, on which it becomes an ectoparasite, sucking body fluids from the abdomen beneath the wings. Some life-cycle details are still not known for our single N. American species. Covell (1984) (3)
Life cycle photos:
1.larva 2.larva on plant hopper 3.cocoon 4.freshly eclosed adult 5.adult
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