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280 days of Urbpandemonium #189

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A little green fleck of life, this planthopper, Acanalonia conica*, has no common name. It plainly goes about its business, hop-flying from plant to plant. Bugguide says it is "polyphagous," but can't that be said about any of us? This species is found across the eastern United States, and apparently stowed away in someone's luggage on a trip to Italy, as it is now causing some alarm there. As an alien species that is happy to eat everything from elm to grapes and beyond, it may well turn into an agricultural pest.

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*Greek konikos 'conic' (refers to the pointed head)

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darkest_diary
Oct. 19th, 2015 04:39 pm (UTC)
He looks just like a leaf! I don't remember seeing one of these in person, although the first time I saw a bark bug I was like WTF is this? lol
deathling
Oct. 26th, 2015 02:55 am (UTC)
OH GOSH IT'S EYE IS SO WEIRD LOOKING CLOSE UP!!!! I normally think these things are cute but...no!
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