Sinopia signata

Marked Spittlebug

Sinopia signata, Marked Spittlebug image from French Guiana


Family: Cercopidae

Subfamily: Ischnorhininae

Length: 18 - 19 mm


Sinopia signata is the only species in its genus.  It was first described from a Brazilian specimen in 1977 (Sakakibara, 1977).

The species is largely straw-colored. The head and the base of the front femora are yellowish-orange.  The apical area of the tegmina are also yellowish-orange, and each bears a dark spot.

Sinopia signata can be quite common in its range and is readily attracted to lights.

Photo location: Montagne de Kaw, French Guiana.

Sinopia signata, group of three, Cercopidae, Guyane (French Guiana)

Sinopia signata, detail of head, Cercopoidea, Spittlebugs

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