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Nogodinid Planthopper : Nature Closeups

Nogodinid Planthopper

March 1st, 2011 - 7:26 PM | Filed under Featured Photos | 5 Comments

13mm | January 18, 2011 | Gandoca-Manzanillo NWR, Limon Province, Costa Rica

I saw these little planthoppers every day of my trip. They are a bit skittish though, and jump/fly away easily.

One of my references has a very similar looking Costa Rican planthopper identified as a Nogodina species. That at least makes me feel comfortable that I’ve gotten the right family here, Nogodinidae.

There doesn’t seem to be a lot known about this family. There’s not even a wikipedia page yet :). According to Marshall, it’s restricted to Central and South America.

Reference:

500 Insects:
A Visual Reference

by Stephen A. Marshall

5 Responses to “Nogodinid Planthopper”

  1. Nogodinidae – I’ve never even heard of it. I do recall seeing planthoppers in the Neotropics that hold their wings out flat like that – is that characteristic of the family?

  2. […] 13mm | January 19, 2011 | Armonia Nature Preserve, Limon Province, Costa Rica Here’s another one of those planthoppers from the family Nogodinidae, pretty much just like the earlier one I posted. […]

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