Carabao Bug in Sumatra

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These pics were taken recently in North Aceh. This is a planthopper species (Leptocentrus taurus) in the family Membracidae, also known as the "eggplant horned planthopper."

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This kind of leafhopper is also prevalent in Guam, according to an item I read in the Membracoidea of the World Database, where it is known as the "carnbao bug."

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When seen from the dorsal side, the horns of the planthopper form a "T" shape. However, when viewed from the front, it resembles carabao horns.

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In Guam, the term "Carnbao bug" is commonly used, but it's possible that the word is misspelled, as the term "carnbao" isn't known, even after I googled it. "carabao bug," I suppose, is the correct term.

CameraXiaomi Poco X3 NFC Smartphone
LensExternal macro lens
CategoryMacro Photography
ProcessedMobile Lightroom
LocationAceh, Sumatra, Indonesia
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This bug looks really interesting... I have never seen such bug before. Amazing photos!

Thanks @karizma. If I'm not mistaken, this is most likely exclusively found in Asia.


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