Please help me identify this very strange long-necked bug seen in the Sumatran jungle of Indonesia. There were lots of them clustered in a fork in the tree and they didn't seem keen to move. Our Indonesian guide didn't know what they were either. Would be very grateful for anybody's help to ID them. This is my first post so hoping for a response!
You're right! Thank you! In fact the link you sent did have the name: Zanna terminalis (when you scrolled over picture) a member of the Fulgoridae or planthopper family. I found this description of the long 'snout' on Wikipedia: 'The head of some species is produced into a hollow process, resembling a snout, which is sometimes inflated and nearly as large as the body of the insect, sometimes elongated, narrow and apically upturned.'
Thanks so much for a positive ID!
the link hasn't the same colours as yours, john whitton (but then it's a nymph) , but I've found 2 with same colours, http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/16211756 ,without an ID, & http://www.loupiote.com/photos/6626462871.shtml , slightly less colorful, ID'd as Zanna terminalis nymph. This seems to me to indicate yours & Noah's as the adult, though http://eol.org/pages/240812/media shows 2 or 3 'unreviewed' types.