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|I believe this planthopper is a different species from the nymph that I posted yesterday. Here Sorry that I do not have the exact ID of this planthopper. |
Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Superclass: Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class: Insecta (Insects)
Subclass: Pterygota (Winged Insects)
Order: Hemiptera (True Bugs, Cicadas, Hoppers, Aphids and Allies)
Suborder: Auchenorrhyncha (Free-living Hemipterans)
Family: Flatidae (Flatid Planthoppers)
The name comes from their remarkable resemblance to leaves and other plants of their environment and from the fact that they often "hop" for quick transportation in a similar way to that of grasshoppers. However, these planthoppers generally walk very slowly so as not to attract attention. Distributed worldwide, all members of this group are plant-feeders, though surprisingly few are considered pests. (Wikipedia)
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Beautiful and unique shape of the camouflage. I was fooled by it myself. The sides was like being stitched by a tailor. Very well done done.
- [2008-01-31 10:47]
This is a curious bug. I had never seen the like of it. You captured it with very good detail despite it looks rather small.
Congratulations and TFS
Very good capture of this camouflaged insect!
I like your plain POV and good details got here.
In fact, it seems another leave of the plant.
Well done and thanks for share it.
My best regards,
- [2008-01-31 12:26]
I don't know how you were able to see that, but
I take my hat off.. Great POV, its definitively
well camouflaged.. very good composition.. Well done
This is an interesting small insect. Well focused, but it seems a bit over-sharpened.
Thanks for sharing the image.
- [2008-02-02 21:58]
What a wonderful capture.This looks like a leaf.
I think people did not look hard enough to find this insect.This shot deserves more points.
The focus is sharp.
Very good POV.