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See Through My Eyes! A very small sized Ricaniid Hopper, this possibly Plestia marginata is around 1.5 cm in wingspan.  I cannot be 100% sure of the ID as I was told that it is hardly possible to ID them based on pictures.  However, Plestia marginata is reported from Fiji.<br />
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Information I gather from further checking :<br />
This genus has more than two dozen species primarily distributed in Oceania from Western Samoa to Fiji with a single doubtful record of the type species from &quot;Nov. Holl.&quot; provided by Melichar. Its presence in Australia based on this record was doubtful. However the discovery of a single female specimen in ASCU from North Queensland confirms its presence in Australia. The genus is identifiable by the presence of four veins originating from the basal cell.<br />
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See Through My Eyes!

A very small sized Ricaniid Hopper, this possibly Plestia marginata is around 1.5 cm in wingspan. I cannot be 100% sure of the ID as I was told that it is hardly possible to ID them based on pictures. However, Plestia marginata is reported from Fiji.

Information I gather from further checking :
This genus has more than two dozen species primarily distributed in Oceania from Western Samoa to Fiji with a single doubtful record of the type species from "Nov. Holl." provided by Melichar. Its presence in Australia based on this record was doubtful. However the discovery of a single female specimen in ASCU from North Queensland confirms its presence in Australia. The genus is identifiable by the presence of four veins originating from the basal cell.

    comments (5)

  1. Too cool!
    What a striking shot this is! Was the eye in the shot accidental or intentional?
    Posted 7 days ago
    1. Thanks, Lisa. It was intentional, my eyes :D
      I wanted to capture the essence of the transparent wings.
      Posted 7 days ago
  2. Very cool ;P Posted 7 days ago
    1. Thanks, Christine :D Posted 7 days ago
  3. Nice! Posted 7 days ago

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Plestia marginata is a species of Planthopper from the family of Ricaniidae.

Similar species: True Bugs
Species identified by Albert Kang
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By Albert Kang

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Uploaded Oct 10, 2018. Captured Oct 1, 2018 19:06.
  • TG-5
  • f/6.3
  • 1/200s
  • ISO200
  • 18mm