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Planthopper Nymph - Thionia

Planthopper Nymph - Thionia
Warren County, North Carolina, USA
June 24, 2012
This nymph was right next to the previous photo I submitted so could it possibly be a Thionia elliptica nymph, if that ID is correct? Thanks, Paul

Moved from Kathleenum.

nymph, det. C. Bartlett

Moved from Planthoppers.

This young nymph seems to be trying to feed; its head is rotated forward and the beak is directed straight to the substrate.

I had no idea that fulgoroid nymphs could rotate their heads like this - it suggests that they are related to Heteroptera, which have a gula and can therefore project their rostrum forward.

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