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I took this photo of a small insect which I found near to my house (Maharashtra state, India). What insect is this?

  • $\begingroup$ Welcome to Biology.SE! Take the tour to learn about this site and earn your first badge. Also, you have to tell us where and when this photo was taken in order to increase the chances of identifying this insect. $\endgroup$ Commented Sep 22, 2018 at 10:39
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    $\begingroup$ It is definitely a member of Membracidae. A treehopper. Order Hemiptera. $\endgroup$
    – Karl Kjer
    Commented Sep 22, 2018 at 10:49

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It looks like an insect belonging to the family Cicadidae. Further information is needed to identify this cicada species.

  • $\begingroup$ @SachinPrabhu I'm not sure about my answer, where did you find the insect exactly? $\endgroup$ Commented Sep 22, 2018 at 17:15
  • $\begingroup$ In India state Maharashtra where $\endgroup$ Commented Sep 22, 2018 at 17:30
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    $\begingroup$ This isn't a Cicada: it's a treehopper (family Membracidae) but not knowing the Indian fauna of the family I can't go any deeper. $\endgroup$
    – user32396
    Commented Oct 25, 2018 at 20:34

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