Coelidiinae

Coelidiine Leafhopper


Leafhopper image, Guyana, subfamily Coelidiinae

 

Family: Cicadellidae

Subfamily: Coelidiinae

 

A few groups within the leafhoppers routinely hold their wings outstretched like moths (genus Ladoffa is another). A species with this pose and this bright coloration, Stephen Marshall comments, "it must surely be warning predators that it is unpalatable" (Marshall, 2008).

Photo location: Rewa Village, upper Rupununi, Guyana.


Guyana leafhopper photo, subfamily Coelidiinae

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