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Flatidae Nymph #1

Flatidae Nymph #1
Photo Information
Copyright: jitti coowanitwong (jcoowanitwong) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1679 W: 0 N: 3120] (13754)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-01-13
Categories: Insects
Camera: canon s3 is, ZUIKO DIGITAL 70-300mm 1:4-5.6
Exposure: f/8, 1/200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-01-15 4:52
Viewed: 4893
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
These fluffy tiny white beauties cover the whole section of a branch. Also scary to me as there are too many of them.

Class: Insecta
Order: Hemiptera,
Suborders: Auchenorrhyncha and Sternorrhyncha
(both suborders formerly in Order Homoptera): Cicadas, leaf, plant, tree hoppers, psyllids, whiteflies, aphids, scales
Family: Flatidae, Planthoppers

Please tell me if my identification of this insect is wrong.

ISO 400
Time: 9.46

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Hi Jitti,
I am not sure of if the ID is correct or not. But for sure this is a lovely capture of this woolen thread. Excellent composition and details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hello Jitti,

Very strange insects. Very nice composition. Good POV and DOF. Nice natural colours. I do not think I would like seeing too many of theim either.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-01-15 5:30]

Hi Jitti,
Very very interesting shot of these tiny creatures which can be mistaken for fungis. They look awesome with those long limbs. Try to find out what they grow up to and what damage they do to that plant. Great educative post. I like your chosen POV to portray them and the diagonal composition. Kudos.

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2008-01-15 6:28]

Hello Jitti
What a curious thing!! I was looking intently searching for the bug and could only see a strange kind of fungus. Well, I thought so. Now I know it is an utterly new kind of insect to me. How funny and beautiful they look all together!
A marvellous new document for TN and Nature lovers.
Thank you very much for sharing.
Best wishes

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2008-01-15 7:10]

Hello Jitti
Very nice presentation of that insect that I did not even know that exist.Sharp image and good details.Beautiful natural colors.
TFS Michel

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-01-15 8:10]

Hello Jitti,
Excellent sharp and well-composed capture of these pests.
These are known as Mealybugs, which agrees with your classification. They are often a severe pest on citrus trees.
Thanks for sharing,

hello jitti,
fine capture of the Flatidae Nymph,liked the pov and the composition, sharp image with good details,
tfs & regards

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-01-15 9:10]

Hi Jitti,

I have never seen anything like this. I've heard of Mealybugs but never saw one. Amazing little things and you show them off so well with great details. Makes a very pretty picture.


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-01-15 9:25]

Hi Jitti.
What an interesting insects. I could not imagine anything similar. Great close-up with perfect POV and composition, great details and sharpness of the main subject and wonderful dark BG. My compliments and TFS.

Hola Jitti,
Curiosa la imagen que nos muestras con gran nitidez y bonita composición de estos seres tan extraños en sus formas. Saludos
José Ramón

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2008-01-16 8:52]

Hi Jitti,
Really weird insect indeed! Well spoted and captured.
TFS, José M.

Excellent photography of this strange species.
Warm greetings from COLD Calgary,

Hello Jitti!
This picture was found by me thanks to your recent presentation. It is simple great! First because you showed a very unique and not very popular insects (even if amazing in their shapeses and structures)!
I have never seen these insects before you presented them here :)
Bravo and thank you a lot for interesting entomological lesson!
Best greetings,

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-01-31 0:30]

Hello Jitti,
Wow, this is fantastic! It looks just like the fringe of an old table cloth!! Most interesting little creatures and a brilliant capture. Great sharpness and a very fine composition.
Many thanks, Ulla

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