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Black planthopper or Ricaniid planthopper (Ricania speculum) in Tehatta, West Bengal, India. The planthoppers are found in low-elevation mountains and prefer dark environments in China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Philippines, and Vietnam. Recently, it has been accidentally introduced in northern Italy. This species is considered a serious agricultural pest for several crops including apples, coffee plants, oil palms and citrus species. The insects feed on sap that they suck from the leaves of the host plants

Photograph: Soumyabrata Roy/NurPhoto/Shutterstock

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