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Leaf-like insect - Siphanta acuta

Leaf-like insect - Siphanta acuta
Santa Clara, Santa Clara County, California, USA
June 16, 2009
Not as small as a leaf hopper. Probably at least 10mm in length. It was a brighter green than the surrounding foliage, which is what made me spot it.

Browse through the Planthoppers while waiting for Andy

Siphanta acuta
c'mon guys - this one's dead easy; and the only Flatid likely to be seen in CA.

It's actually the first one I've seen since taking up macro...

This is probably unthinkable to the vast number of scholars that swarm to bugguide, but I don't study nothin' less I sees one first!

This insect blew me away! It is something of a work of art!

Yah Ain't Seen Nuttin' Yet!
Thanks to Andy, hoppers (tree, plant & leaf) are my favorites. I've gotten to where I pass up other, less interesting (to me) insects, to find another hopper. Take a gander at some of these beauties

Thanks Robert...
They are becoming a favorite of mine as well!

Just one thing I wanted to point out. Andy, your excellent guide page for the torpedo bug identifies them as having pink eyes:

"Adult: green and triangular, with pink eyes and pointed head; forewings have many veins and cross veins, mimicing a leaf, and cover the body like the sides of a sloping roof when the insect is at rest"

Yet it appears that most of the ones posted on bugguide have yellow eyes. Is this worth noting? Thanks!


One more thing: I actually did see one of these before in august of 2007. I took three photos, but did not post them because the were very poor quality, therefore, I never did ID that individual until now!

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