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Issid Planthopper - Gergithus sp. An Issid Planthopper from the genus Gergithus, small in size around 5-6 mm.<br />
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2 new species of Issid Planthopper from the Genus Gergithus was officially described earlier this month (09 April 2021), one species from Thailand and another from Borneo. The one from Thailand; Gergithus dayi looks very similar to this Observation, morphologically but was told/reminded that it is not possible to verify with certainty that it is of the same species through photos unless through close-up inspection of the male genitalia. A similar looking species from China, Gergithus frontilongus was described in 2017.<br />
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Gergithus frontilongus from China :<br />
<a href="https://www.researchgate.net/figure/Gergithus-frontilongus-sp-nov-A-Habitus-dorsal-view-B-Habitus-lateral-view-C_fig2_315064482" rel="nofollow">https://www.researchgate.net/figure/Gergithus-frontilongus-sp-nov-A-Habitus-dorsal-view-B-Habitus-lateral-view-C_fig2_315064482</a><br />
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Gergithus dayi from Thailand :<br />
<a href="https://www.researchgate.net/figure/Gergithus-dayi-sp-nov-paratype-from-Ranong-Province-RBINS-A-habitus-dorsal_fig1_350823848" rel="nofollow">https://www.researchgate.net/figure/Gergithus-dayi-sp-nov-paratype-from-Ranong-Province-RBINS-A-habitus-dorsal_fig1_350823848</a> Gergithus,Gergithus sp,Hopper,Issid Planthopper,Malaysia,Penang,Planthopper Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Issid Planthopper - Gergithus sp.

An Issid Planthopper from the genus Gergithus, small in size around 5-6 mm.

2 new species of Issid Planthopper from the Genus Gergithus was officially described earlier this month (09 April 2021), one species from Thailand and another from Borneo. The one from Thailand; Gergithus dayi looks very similar to this Observation, morphologically but was told/reminded that it is not possible to verify with certainty that it is of the same species through photos unless through close-up inspection of the male genitalia. A similar looking species from China, Gergithus frontilongus was described in 2017.

Gergithus frontilongus from China :
https://www.researchgate.net/figure/Gergithus-frontilongus-sp-nov-A-Habitus-dorsal-view-B-Habitus-lateral-view-C_fig2_315064482

Gergithus dayi from Thailand :
https://www.researchgate.net/figure/Gergithus-dayi-sp-nov-paratype-from-Ranong-Province-RBINS-A-habitus-dorsal_fig1_350823848

    comments (6)

  1. That's a really cool hopper! Wow! Posted one year ago
    1. Yes it is, Christine.
      I have seen a different one, totally black on the back, but same face :D
      Posted one year ago
  2. Really fantastic! <3 Posted one year ago
    1. Thanks, Lisa.
      This guys are tiny and cute :D
      Posted one year ago
  3. Great shot

    Niel
    Posted one year ago
    1. Thanks, Niel :) Posted one year ago

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Uploaded Apr 13, 2021. Captured Feb 4, 2021 20:42.
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  • 18mm