White fluffy, jumping insect

Mysore, India(Zone 10a)


Today, the critter - in fact two - was noticed sitting on the stalk of my water lily in the pond. I touched it with a stick and it popped! It settled a few feet away on another leaf. I thought it was a curious insect and brought out the camera and I was able to get a few close shots. Wonder what this is. The above link I just now noticed in this forum. Which is mine?

1. This was my first look. I discovered that it was the top view from behind - legs were not seen from this angle.
2. It popped on and found itself on the surface of water from where it easily seemed to walk to a leaf.
3. Side view captured, before I left for my morning ablutions.

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(Zone 7a)

It's a Plant Hopper but I don't know which one. GREAT shots!

Minot, ND

Several fulgorid families have strange-appearing nymphs. See http://www.nbaii.res.in/Pestsofcrops/images/pyrilla-nymph1.jpg for one in family Lophophidae

Mysore, India(Zone 10a)

Thanks kwanjin. In the meanwhile, I had dinner and also got to do a little googling. Then I thought since this is said to be a nymph, of looking into my insect folder and found this 'plant hopper' picture. This was seen in my yard 2 yrs ago. Is this the adult?

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Colima, Mexico(Zone 11)

Wonderful photos Dinu!

(Zone 7a)

Dinu's pics always delight! ^_^

It is an adult but I don't know if it's the same one.

Mysore, India(Zone 10a)

Since no other type of plant hopper was seen in the yard in many years and going by the appearance of its front legs in both the nymph and adult photos I have posted, can we take it as the same one?

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