Derbid Planthopper

Cenchreini, a Derbid Planthopper photo from Suriname

Family: Derbidae

Subfamily: Derbinae

Tribe: Cenchreini

Length: hopper in photo 4 mm


Determined by Dr. Lois O'Brien, Green Valley, Arizona, who comments that insects in tribe Cenchreini have a row of pustules on each lateral side of the vertex. Among the likely genera are Persis, Herpsis, or Neocenchrea. Generic ID would be facilitated by having a specimen in hand.

Photo notes: Colakreek, Para district, Suriname. The hopper was attracted to lights in an area where savanna met tropical forest.

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