Siphanta acuta

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Siphanta acuta (also known as Fish Moth) is a plant-feeding insect in the family Flatidae; this species of planthopper is found in various parts of the world, and is sometimes called the green planthopper or the torpedo bug.[2] About 15 mm long, they resemble small leaves and are generally found in trees. Their wings are triangular, and the back edge and corners of their wings are lined with dotted red.. They are known for jumping really quick from plant to plant. Another name green planthoppers is also torpedo bug. One of the Green planthopper’s main predators is the steel blue ladybird. The steel blue ladybugs like to eat the eggs planted by the planthoppers.

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Siphanta acuta nymph

See also

References

  1. ^ Walker, Francis (1851). List of the Specimens of Homopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum.
  2. ^ http://www.terrain.net.nz/friends-of-te-henui-group/local-insects/planthopper-green.html

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Siphanta acuta: Brief Summary

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Siphanta acuta (also known as Fish Moth) is a plant-feeding insect in the family Flatidae; this species of planthopper is found in various parts of the world, and is sometimes called the green planthopper or the torpedo bug. About 15 mm long, they resemble small leaves and are generally found in trees. Their wings are triangular, and the back edge and corners of their wings are lined with dotted red.. They are known for jumping really quick from plant to plant. Another name green planthoppers is also torpedo bug. One of the Green planthopper’s main predators is the steel blue ladybird. The steel blue ladybugs like to eat the eggs planted by the planthoppers.

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