Found on my indoor egg plant. I also have aphids, spider mites, and psyllids on it, and am hoping it's a predator like a ladybug larva but the colours are wrong. It's about 6 mm long. Found in New Zealand.


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    $\begingroup$ We can't identify anything if you don't give us your exact location. "China" is not specific enough, "southern Beijing city" is fine. $\endgroup$
    – MattDMo
    Commented Jul 4, 2016 at 23:05

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As Lfppfs said it seems to be a nymph of planthopper, Dictyonissus griphus.

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This website has more pictures. If you are interested you can find fully formed (matured) Dictyonissus griphus.

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    $\begingroup$ Nice picture, looks very much like mine. $\endgroup$ Commented Aug 29, 2016 at 10:00
  • $\begingroup$ It usually has a long fibrous white tail, as you might have seen from the rest of the pictures I linked. I wonder what might have happened to its tail. $\endgroup$
    – Tyto alba
    Commented Aug 29, 2016 at 10:47

The photo isn't very good, but I'm almost sure that's a hemipteran (a planthopper, leafhoppter, depends on the type of hemipteran, I can't say). And it seems to be a nymph (a imature individual).


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