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Photo#264009
planthopper - Flatormenis

planthopper - Flatormenis
tucson, pima County, Arizona, USA
April 6, 2009
Size: 3.5mm

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Certainly seems to be a Flatid,
but it looks to us to have a shape different from Metcalfa. more like Ormenoides . It will be interesting to see what Dr Hamilton says.

Do you think there is fungus growing on it?
...or does it look like a normal part of the bug?

 
Totally normal...
Citrus Flatid Planthopper (Metcalfa pruinosa)


 
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Thanks for the the quick reply and ID, Ron. Would you know why these creatures produce that white, waxy stuff? Is that for defense, camouflage or some other purpose?

 
Evaporation Barrier
mostly, here in Tucson I'd say

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