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Is this a moth?

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Old Sunday 17th May 2020, 12:25   #1
Hillevandam
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Is this a moth?

This creature sat on the outside of the window of my livingroom in Kwidadu in the east of Sierra Leone (w. Africa). It is about 8mm. If it is a moth, to what family does it belong? I am well aware of the fact that only about 10% of the African insects have been described so even if you are not certain do contribute because together we may find the answer.
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Old Sunday 17th May 2020, 18:58   #2
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I'm thinking this is some kind of leafhopper, perhaps family Cicadellidae.
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Old Monday 18th May 2020, 15:25   #3
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You could be right. The shape is similar to some Cicadellidae, I could not find any pictures of leafhoppers with a fan shaped tail though. Such tails are more something for Cixiidae but then the body shape is completely different. Thanks anyway.
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