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Cercopis vulnerata

Cercopis vulnerata
Photo Information
Copyright: Jan Hamadak (hamady) Silver Note Writer [C: 3 W: 0 N: 17] (248)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-29
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Canon 60mm EF-S Macro
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): My Insects [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-06-04 12:13
Viewed: 4163
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Cercopis vulnerata is a species of froghopper in the family Cercopidae. The male is 8.9-10.5 mm in length, and the female 8.2-10.5 mm.
The froghoppers, or the superfamily Cercopoidea, are a group of Hemipteran insects, in the suborder Auchenorrhyncha. Traditionally, most of this superfamily was considered a single family, Cercopidae, but this family has been split into three separate families for many years now: the Aphrophoridae, Cercopidae, and Clastopteridae. More recently, the family Epipygidae has been removed from the Aphrophoridae. These families are best known for the nymph stage, which produces a cover of frothed-up plant sap resembling spit; the nymphs are therefore commonly known as spittlebugs, or spit bugs, and their froth as cuckoo spit or snake spit. The final family in the group, Machaerotidae, is known as the tube spittlebugs because the nymphs live in calcareous tubes, rather than producing froth as in the other families.

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That's a great shot. I like the composition and the 'clean' presentation of this little guy. You've captured it with very nice detail, great lighting and a great background.
A note about this shot would be very nice as well.

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Jan, you have posted a wonderful picture of a colourful bug hanging up-side-down by a long leaf.
The POV is excellent and so are the focus and colours.
I would suggest you write your reactions to other people's work and also write notes on the subjects you show on TN. That way many people would take interest in your good work.
Of course, you don't have to write in English only. You can express yourself in your own language. There are many photographers here who do that and nobody is bothered by it.
Hope I have not irritated you.

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