Dictyopharid Planthopper (Rhynchomitra microrhina)

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Dictyopharid Planthopper (Rhynchomitra microrhina)

Plant and leaf hoppers may eat plant materials, but generally cause minimal damage. so put away the chemicals and let natural enemies (lady beetles, lacewings, damsel bugs, spiders, birds) do the pest control.

Larval host: Cephalanthus occidentalis L. (buttonbush, Rubiaceae), Eragrostis curvula (Schrad.) Nees (weeping lovegrass, Poaceae), Hibiscus moscheutos L. (crimsoneyed rosemallow, Malvaceae)

Learn: http://ag.udel.edu/research/planthoppers/families/species/Rhynchomitra.htm

Key: http://ag.udel.edu/research/planthoppers/Family_Identification.html

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1 comment
  1. I love my button bush but I’ll share. Love the eyes!

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