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Delphacid Planthopper - Megamelus davisi

Delphacid Planthopper - Megamelus davisi
Amherst, Massachusetts, USA
September 20, 2004
This shot was taken in my backyard. There were several of these very small bugs on the grass (4-5 mm). I went in and got my tripod in order to insure getting a decent shot of one of them. At first, I thought their eyes to be on stalks, but it appears to be enlarged sections of the antennea base.

Moved from Megamelus.

M. davisi

a long-winged Megamelus sp. (Delphacidae)

Definitely a "fulgoroid" bug, maybe in the Delphacidae. We could use more examples for the field guide.

Delphacid Planthopper
I would agree with you Eric, especially after looking at images on Cedar Creek's site. But, with 145 N.American species, that's as far as I go:)


More images, please:-)
Tony, we are using one of your lateral shots of this insect for our field guide. You should post the rest of those shots here, please!

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