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Citrus flatid planthopper - Metcalfa pruinosa Invasive Nearctic species. It was accidentally introduced to Europe, first in Italy in 1970. In a few decades it has spread over most of Europe. First recorded in Bulgaria in 2004. The forewing is most probably damaged.  Animal,Animalia,Arthropoda,Bulgaria,Citrus Flatid Planthopper,Citrus flatid planthopper,Europe,Flatidae,Fulgoroidea,Geotagged,Hemiptera,Insect,Insecta,Invasive species,Metcalfa pruinosa,Nature,Sofia,Summer,Wildlife Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Citrus flatid planthopper - Metcalfa pruinosa

Invasive Nearctic species. It was accidentally introduced to Europe, first in Italy in 1970. In a few decades it has spread over most of Europe. First recorded in Bulgaria in 2004. The forewing is most probably damaged.

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  1. Incredible job on the focus, Jivko! Posted 2 months ago

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''Metcalfa pruinosa'' is a species of insect in the Flatidae, a family of planthoppers. It is native to North America.

The adults are seen mainly in summer and fall, when they feed gregariously on sap. Adults, but especially larvae and nymphs, are covered with a white epicuticular wax. The adult is 4–7 millimetres long and initially whitish, turning a light gray. The large and prominent compound eyes are yellow. The mouthparts are adapted for piercing and sucking. The trapezoidal forewings.. more

Similar species: True Bugs
Species identified by Jivko Nakev
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Uploaded Sep 13, 2017. Captured Sep 13, 2017 10:33 in ul. "Ivan Vazov" 2, 1000 Sofia Center, Sofia, Bulgaria.
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • f/10.0
  • 1/200s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm