Darnis cf. lateralis

Darnine Treehopper


Neotropical Treehopper, Darnis cf. lateralis photo, Guyana

 

Family: Membracidae

Subfamily: Darninae

Tribe: Darnini

Length: 6.8 - 9.7 mm in the genus

 

Treehoppers in the genus Darnis are smooth and glossy, and lack the horns and fantastic structures seen in some other Membracid genera. The side margins of the pronotum are invariably yellow or black. Members of the genus are distributed from Mexico to Argentina.

Darnis lateralis is marked as shown. Darnis latior has a much larger yellow area. Darnis partita has two dark spots on the back (Godoy et al., 2006).

Photo location: Along the Rupununi River, Guyana.


Treehopper image from Guyana, Darnis cf. lateralis


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