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Citrus Flatid Planthopper Now we get to a category I am terrible at. Strangely enough can identify most things with a little research (or a lot depending). When it comes to insects I have the most trouble, for the longest I thought this little bugger, (pun intended) was an aphid. Come to find out I'm wrong so after many hours of research still nothing.  Alabama,Geotagged,Metcalfa pruinosa,United States,beautiful,colorful,colors,fauna,insect,insects,macro,nature Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Citrus Flatid Planthopper

Now we get to a category I am terrible at. Strangely enough can identify most things with a little research (or a lot depending). When it comes to insects I have the most trouble, for the longest I thought this little bugger, (pun intended) was an aphid. Come to find out I'm wrong so after many hours of research still nothing.

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  1. Don't ask me how, but somehow I got lucky and found an ID!!! Its easy name is the Citrus Flatid Planthopper Posted 6 years ago, modified 6 years ago
    1. What an awesome insect. Thank you for sharing, Danny, and thank you for identifying it, Claire. Posted 6 years ago
    2. Thanks Claire. Darn little thing drove me crazy trying to ID. Posted 6 years ago
      1. A pleasure...I never did get to id my own flatid, so glad I got yours! Posted 6 years ago

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''Metcalfa pruinosa'', the citrus flatid planthopper, is a species of insect in the Flatidae family of planthoppers first described by Thomas Say in 1830.

Similar species: True Bugs
Species identified by Claire Hamilton
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Uploaded Apr 30, 2014. Captured Jun 19, 2012 14:23 in 914 Edgewood Drive, Gadsden, AL 35901, USA.
  • NIKON D3100
  • f/6.3
  • 1/60s
  • ISO400
  • 20mm