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What insect is this?

By C.E. Pereira

I was taking a shot of this flower bud, when I noticed this translucent insect. As usual I was curious to know what type of insect this was. So, I did a search on the internet but could not get an exact match. It looks like a planthopper nymph with jet propulsion. But if I’m wrong I hope someone out there can share the correct info.



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4 thoughts on “What insect is this?

  1. Kind of looks like a little silver fish with legs. Never seen anything like this before with legs. The silverfish insects we had in our house years ago, seemed to like eating pages of old books. I don’t think it is one of those.

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    1. Nope, not a silverfish. At first, I thought it was a baby grasshopper but it couldn’t be as it was not opaque. It is some kind of plant hopper but which kind I am not sure.


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