Lappida sp.

Dictyopharid Planthopper

Dictyopharine Planthopper, close to Lappida sp.

Family: Dictyopharidae


The generic identification of the hopper pictured here should should be regarded as tentative. The overall shape, and the spot on the wing, are typical of genus Lappida. Usually members of the genus Lappida have a slight flare to the tip of the snout.

The Dictyopharid pictured here was at home in the ferns in the Tandayapa River Valley of Ecuador.

Lappida sp., planthopper image from Ecuador

American Insects site