Tomaspis cf. biolleyi

Spittlebug
Tomaspis cf. biolleyi, Spittlebug image

 

 

Family: Cercopidae

Subfamily: Ischnorhininae

Length: spittlebug in the photo measured 8 mm

 

Carvalho and Webb (2005) state that the generic placement of species biolleyi is uncertain. It has traditionally been placed in genus Tomaspis, but they note that it is notably smaller than other Tomaspis species, and differs in other ways including the details of the male genitalia.

Photo location: Matagalpa province, Nicaragua.


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