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Photo#128325
Leaf hopper Nymph? - Metcalfa pruinosa

Leaf hopper Nymph? - Metcalfa pruinosa
Jim Thorpe, Carbon County, Pennsylvania, USA
July 17, 2007
Size: 1/4 inch approx
Fuzzy!

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Leaf hopper Nymph? - Metcalfa pruinosa Leaf hopper Nymph? - Metcalfa pruinosa

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Flatid nymph
The "twin tails" of wax are characteristic of Flatidae ("moth bugs", a group of planthoppers). Probably Anormenis chloris - the four brown spots on the thorax show through the wax quite clearly. Other pictures I have seen of this nymph show a much fuzzier outline, without the wax plumes so clearly indicated.

 
Metcalfa pruinosa
The dark marks on the wing buds are characteristic of this species, as shown by a recent photo taken by Tony.

 
Thank-you! Again I learn some
Thank-you! Again I learn something! ^__^

Sort of looks like a Phymatid
Sort of looks like a Phymatid, to me.

 
Do those have fuzzy nymphs?
Do those have fuzzy nymphs?

 
No, sorry, I didn't explain m
No, sorry, I didn't explain myself well enough. Taking Eric's thought about it being a fungus-covered insect, I thought that it resembled a Phy*matid in shape only.

Fungus-killed insect?
I wonder if this is not some kind of insect that has succombed to a fungal infection.

 
Oh no it is very alive. and h
Oh no it is very alive. and hopping. and there are alot of them.

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