Siphanta acuta

Siphanta acuta (also known as Fish Moth) 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. They are known for jumping quickly from plant to plant. One of the planthopper’s main predators is the steelblue ladybird, which eats the eggs of the planthoppers.

Siphanta acuta
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hemiptera
Infraorder: Fulgoromorpha
Family: Flatidae
Genus: Siphanta
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 nymph

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Walker, Francis (1851). List of the Specimens of Homopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum.
  2. ^ "Website Not Available".

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