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ZANNA NOBILIS

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Classification

Phylum Arthropoda

Class Insecta

Order Hemiptera

Infraorder Fulgoromorpha

Family Fulgoridae

Subfamily Fulgorinae

Genus Zanna

Species Z. Nobilis

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ZANNA NOBILIS

Zanna is a genus of tropical lantern bugs (family Fulgoridae) found in Asia and Africa. They are mostly grey with black speckling with a long snout with some folds on the surface. Although usually placed in the family Fulgoridae, molecular studies question this placement.

The nymphs are sometimes referred to as lantern-flies because of their large lantern like snout, although this does not emit light.

A planthopper is any insect in the infraorder Fulgoromorpha in the suborder Auchenorrhyncha and exceeding 12,500 described species worldwide. The name comes from their remarkable resemblance to leaves and other plants of their environment and from the fact that they often hop for quick transportation in a similar way to that of grasshoppers. However, planthoppers generally walk very slowly so as not to attract attention. Distributed worldwide, all members of this group are plant-feeders, though surprisingly few are considered pests. The infraorder contains only a single superfamily, Fulgoroidea. Fulgoroids are most reliably distinguished from the other Auchenorrhyncha by two features; the bifurcate ( Y shaped )anal vein in the forewing, and the thickened, three-segmented antennae, with a generally round or egg-shaped second segment that bears a fine filamentous arista.


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