Siphanta acuta

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Siphanta acuta
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hemiptera
Suborder: Auchenorrhyncha
Infraorder: Fulgoromorpha
Superfamily: Fulgoroidea
Family: Flatidae
Tribe: Siphantini
Genus: Siphanta
Species: S. acuta
Binomial name
Siphanta acuta
(Walker, 1851)[1]
  • Cromna elegans (Costa, 1864)
  • Phalainesthes schauinslandi (Kirkaldy, 1899)
  • Poeciloptera acuta (Walker, 1851)
  • Poeciloptera cupido (Walker, 1851)
  • Poeciloptera hebes (Walker, 1851)
  • Siphanta cupido (Walker, 1851)
  • Siphanta elegans (Costa, 1864)
  • Siphanta schauinslandi (Kirkaldy, 1899)

Siphanta acuta is a plant-feeding insect in the family Flatidae; this species of planthopper is found in various parts of the world, and is sometimes called the green planthopper, or the torpedo bug.[2] About 15 mm long, they resemble small leaves and are generally found in trees. Their wings are triangular, and the back edge and corners of their wings are lined with dotted red.

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  1. ^ List of the specimens of Homopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. F Walker - 1851
  2. ^

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