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Unknown Tortricid - Flataloides signata

Unknown Tortricid - Flataloides signata
Range, Conecuh County, Alabama, USA
May 25, 2007
Size: Shoulder to tip 11 mm
Moth sent to me for ID help. I confess, I don't have a clue, but there are many experts here who will know. Thanks for all you do. Darryl


Flatoidinus signatus
A Flatid planthopper which holds its wings horizontal, like a moth (but easily recognized as a planthopper by the very short, globose antennae). It is quite variable in color. There is some doubt about whether there is more than one species of this genus in the USA. This particular form (species?) has a more broadly rounded head than others.

Perhaps Something in the Planthopper Line?

planthopper, family Flatidae
planthopper, family Flatidae

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