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Photo#666013
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
Moved from Kathleenum.

Thionia
nymph, det. C. Bartlett

Moved
Moved from Planthoppers.

Hysteropterum
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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