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Hopper needs ID - Stobaera caldwelli

Hopper needs ID - Stobaera caldwelli
UCI Arboretum, Irvine, Orange County, California, USA
July 6, 2009


Moved from ID Request.

Yay! Another new species for CA. Also, very nice to have an image of this hopper where it is not the featured lunch item of a hungry salticid.

Huh. And here Lenny was looking for flies to feed his spiders.
Didn't know we had such a delicacy on hand.

Stobaera tricarinata
This is the common species throughout most of the USA.

Thanks, Andy.
My sharp-eyed grandson Iszak spotted this one on a sign.

Looks kinda' similar... this Delphacid hopper you had identified as Stobaera back in 2006:

Darker coloration overall though and especially on the head and thorax, so could very possibly be something entirely different. (I'd be surprised if it's not a Delphacid though...)

In profile, these animals looked very different. (I did flash on the earlier post when making this one.) I believe you're right, as the previous critter was cited for Spotted Legs Indicative of Genus. Thanks once again for your quick mind and effective research, Harsi.

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