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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: 2006-04-13
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony DSC W7
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-06-06 2:34
Viewed: 4110
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I misunderstood this insect as grasshopper. Just recently that I found out that it is leafhopper. But still unsuccessful in indentifying the exact species. The color of this species, particularly this one is a bit dull.

Class: Insecta
Order: Hemiptera
Family: Cicadellidae (Latreille,1802)

Leafhopper is a common name applied to species from the family Cicadellidae.

Leafhoppers are one of the largest families of plant-feeding insects. There are more leafhopper species worldwide than all species of birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians combined. Leafhoppers feed by sucking the sap of vascular plants, and are found almost anywhere such plants occur, from tropical rainforests, to arctic tundra. Several leafhopper species are important agricultural pests.

I am unable to identify the exact species of this leafhopper as lack of photos to compare. It may be one of the two species that found in this area.
1. Ectomops chinensis Signoret 1880a:50 [n.sp.];
Metcalf 1963d,6(9):50 [Cat.]
DISTRIBUTION: China, Thailand (Metcalf Cat.)
2. Ectomops rubescens Noualhier 1896a:259 [n.sp.];
Metcalf 1963d,6(9):50 [Cat.]
DISTRIBUTION: Thailand (Metcalf Cat.)



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Hi Jitti, nice macro!
Strange color this insect.
Well composed and good note.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-06-06 3:50]

Hello Jitti,
Wonderful capture.POV,colors,details,sharpness,simple BG,clear eyes and composition are excellent.

Strang bug, I have never seen something like that before. Its shape and colors are wonderful. I love the composition very much, as well as the BG. Also good details, colors and POV. Interesting note too. Very well done !


Good composition you have here. The details, Sharpness, Lighting, POV and BG are all great. A brilliant pic. TFS,

Amazing colour and shape.
Good composition.
Good sharp image and nice composition.
Well done.

Hello Jitti, Excllent details, BG, POV, DOF, Perfect colors, BG, Details is really crisp. TFS Kyle

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-06-06 10:49]

Hi Jitti, a rare and beautiful insect that I never saw. Great composition and details. Pity that the sun illuminate part of the animal. Good shot!
TFS, JosÚ M.

magnifique la couleur de cette insecte,ele contraste bien avec le BG vert.

A wonderful image from you as usual, JC.
Yes, it looks like a grasshopper to me too.
Must be close cousin though since it also "hops" something -- leaves in this case.
Very sharp and beautiful image.

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  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2006-06-07 4:40]

Hi Jitti,

Great close-up of this grasshopper. Good details and lighting, I like especially the colour of this little fellow. Great work and well composed, well done and TFS.


Hello Jitti!
Yes, this is a leafhopper! But I haven't seen any red leafhopper until now. It should be so tiny, but you managed this shot perfectly! Great eyes and face details also! Interesting pose also! Congratulations!

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-06-09 0:36]

Hi Jitti, it is a pretty leafhopper, and you show it well. Nice and sharp too. Well done,

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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2006-06-10 3:37]

Hi Jitti.
Excellent macro, the speciemn is inusual and rare color,great composition andpoint of view,very nice colors, complet note.


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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-06-10 12:48]

Very good Jitti!
Very good sharpness and colours!
Very good DOF and details too!
5* and TFS!

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  • edal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 374 W: 48 N: 413] (1853)
  • [2006-06-12 10:42]

Hi, Jitty!
This is a very interesting insect and very well shot (as always yours are). Thank you for showing anbd explaining!

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