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bug  - Pissonotus

bug - Pissonotus
Baiting Hollow, Suffolk County, New York, USA
August 25, 2009
Size: 1.5 mm est.
This is the first time I've seen anything like this one.
It is a very calm bug and did not pay much attention to me.
I walks in a kind of sitting posture and often walks backwards.
It has long front legs and often waves them around while siting still.
Is this an adult?

It was found about 2 inches from this nymph and to me looks like it could be the same species.


Moved from ID Request.

Looks possibly like a Pissonotus. This is also the first year that I have seen these planthoppers. Now they seem to be everywhere! You could tag and move this photo to Delphacid Planthoppers for a better chance of identification.


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