"... at present, I am revising this species, along with other dictyopharid species. In my studied specimens, the body colors are depigmentized owing to their old nature. So I would appreciate some ecological pictures of Centromeria viridistigma that you could give me"
And I obliged straightaway.
It should be noted that I originally sought "ID help" for this from our own, Dr. Priyantha Wijesinghe who is based in the USA. He, having crosschecked with an expert on a related family, forwarded me the following reply he'd got:
"... I reach the same conclusion as you: probably close to Centromeria viridistigma (or maybe it is that species) but as I am not a Dictyo specialist, I really cannot tell you more ..."
It was from this point onwards that I had it named Centromeria viridistigma with a question mark. This helped Zhi-Shun to find this image in the web, and to finally confirm that it was indeed that species. So, a big thank you goes to Priyantha and his unnamed colleague for doing the initial "infanty work"—in clearing the ground of landmines, IEDs and pitfalls by narrowing it down to more or less to this species—before 'Special forces' that is Zhi-Shun could arrive in to really finish the business.
This planthopper was photographed at Sinharaja 'World heritage' rain forest in Dec, 2008, during a 14-day Absolute Birding tour with Dr. Richard Bishop and Anne Bishop from Kenya. To shoot this, I used the same rig that I used for the 'Sri Lanka Tree-climbing crab'.
This planthopper was barely 3 cm in length.
The classification of this species as per the current knowledge is:
Specific name: viridistigma (Kirby, 1891),
Scientific name: Centromeria viridistigma (Kirby, 1891)