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Green bug - Ponana pectoralis

Green bug - Ponana pectoralis
Pelham, Butter Hill Wildlife Sanctuary, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA
June 29, 2007
Size: ~1 cm
Some sort of Homoptera nymph, I suppose...

Ponana pectoralis
Hmm ... green Gyponini with black legs ... there's only two such in MA and one is common as adults while the other is very rare. But nobody has actually seen a nymph before. Congratulations!

Thanks again!
I guess I should trust my instincts--it seemed like a leafhopper to me, but I had no idea there were any that big, or with such long antennae.

It is easy to overestimate size. Adults are about 10 mm (1 cm) so nymphs would only be more than 1 cm if you include the long antennae.

You're right (of course!)
I took this photo with my non-macro lens, which has a field of view of 7 cm when I zoom in and get as close to the subject as possible. When I shrink the original image down to 7 cm wide, the insect's body is about 1 cm.

My memory of it being larger probably stems from having first seen it in detail when I zoomed in on the recorded image on my camera.

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