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Green rounded Issid Planthopper from Central Java | by gbohne
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Green rounded Issid Planthopper from Central Java

This odd little planthopper is known from Sumatra (see links below) and Java (west&central). They are about 4 mm and jump away when you get closer too fast.



Phylum : Arthropoda (Arthropods, Gliedertiere)

Subphylum: Hexapoda

Class : Insecta (Insects, Insekten)

Order : Hemiptera (True Bugs, Cicadas, Hoppers, Aphids and Allies, Schnabelkerfe)

Suborder : Auchenorrhyncha (Free-living Hemipterans)

Infraorder: Fulgoromorpha

Superfamily : Fulgoroidea (Planthopper)


Family : Issidae (Issid Planthopper, Käferzikaden) SPINOLA, 1839

Subfamily : Hemisphaeriinae MELICHAR, 1906


Genus : Hemisphaerius SCHAUM, 1850 (Green Rounded Planthopper)

[det. Bernhard Jacobi, 2012, based on photos]



possibly: Hemisphaerius chloris MELICHAR, 1906 ???

please compare: MELICHAR, L. (1906) Monographie der Issiden (Homoptera). Abh. Zool. Bot. Ges. Wien. 3(4): 1–327.


Indonesia, Central Java, vic. Magelang, 01.04.2011



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Taken on April 1, 2011