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Flatidae


Flatidae
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Copyright: jitti coowanitwong (jcoowanitwong) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1679 W: 0 N: 3120] (13754)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-12-27
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus E510, ZUIKO DIGITAL 70-300mm 1:4-5.6
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/80 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-01-31 6:22
Viewed: 3765
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
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)
Superfamily: Fulgoroidea
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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Hello jitti,

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.

Regards,
Jusni

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2008-01-31 10:47]

Hello Jitti
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
Greetings
Maite

Hi Jitty,
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,
JM

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2008-01-31 12:26]

Hello Jitti,
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

Everton

Hi Jitti,

This is an interesting small insect. Well focused, but it seems a bit over-sharpened.
Thanks for sharing the image.

Ben Lakitan

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-02-02 21:58]

Hello Jitti

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.
TFS

Rob

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