Planthoppers hold their wings vertically like a tent over their bodies and this make them look like leaves. The common green planthopper (Siphanta acuta) has pink eyes and triangular shaped wings folded over its body.
The nymphs are wingless. Their head and thorax form a flattened triangular shape with the abdomen looking like a tail out of which protrudes bristles that can be quite long. They tend to sway from side to side when walking or standing.
They are extremely good jumpers and also produce honey dew.
There are other species which look the same but have a different colouring, for example, the mango planthopper (Colgaroides acuminate) is almost white.
Adult size: 15 mm