Planthopper – Acanalonia conica

Acanalonia conica nymph – August 24, 2009

Nymph, August 24, 2009

Nymph, August 25, 2009

Since the nymph was kept in a container and for some reason it never moved from the leaf where it was originally placed, its “tail” grew longer over the days.  I think nymphs that are out in the open may move around a bit more, and so their “tails” are usually shorter.

Nymph August 26, 2009

Adult, August 27, 2009

Remainder of nymph, August 27, 2009.  It looks like the adult emerged from the back.

Words and photos by Ilona Loser, Cross Plains, Wisconsin
Editing by Marcie O’Connor
July 11, 2010