RETURN TO HOMEPAGE - ENTOMORESIN.COM

ZANNA TAPIRA

EMBEDDED IN CASTING RESIN

CLICK HERE TO FIND & BUY THE GREATEST INSECTS CASTING

zanna_0.jpg (2489698 bytes) zanna_1.jpg (2639474 bytes) zanna_2.jpg (2572361 bytes)
zanna_3.jpg (2543357 bytes) zanna_4.jpg (2682889 bytes) zanna_5.jpg (2669420 bytes)
zanna_6.jpg (2457310 bytes) zanna_7.jpg (2293382 bytes) zanna_8.jpg (2402696 bytes)

Classification

Phylum Arthropoda

Class Insecta

Order Hemiptera

Infraorder Fulgoromorpha

Family Fulgoridae

Subfamily Fulgorinae

Genus Zanna

Species Z. Tapira

..............................

ZANNA TAPIRA

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.


RETURN TO HOMEPAGE - ENTOMORESIN.COM

SHARE THIS SITE WITH A FRIEND