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Copyright: ridvan iron (ridvan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-22
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-08-05 5:56
Viewed: 3185
Points: 40
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hi friends maybe this photo not very clear but this insect was very little and interesting for me they were living on mulberry some times were fell down from the mulberry i took one of them they have a interesting tail
A planthopper is any insect in the infraorder Fulgoromorpha within the Hemiptera. 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. The infraorder contains only a single superfamily, Fulgoroidea. Fulgoroids are most reliably distinguished from the other members of the classical "Homoptera" by two features; the bifurcate ("Y"-shaped) anal vein in the forewing, and the thickened, three-segmented antennae, with a generally round or egg-shaped third segment that bears a fine filamentous arista.

Hemiptera is an order of insects, comprising around 80,000 species of cicadas, aphids, planthoppers, shield bugs and others, collectively known as the true bugs. They range in size from 1 mm to over 10 cm, and share a common arrangement of sucking mouthparts

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-08-05 6:02]

Hi Ridvan. I have no idea of the ID. a very unusal looking thing. i am sure you will get some help with the name from some one on TN. good detail and POV. well done TFS.

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2007-08-05 6:49]

Hello Ridvan,
you show an interesting picture and insect. Despite the low size one can recoginze details very well. I think it's a larva of a cicada (see cicindela). Cicada of the Fulguromorpha group often show wax-like appendages (German: Wachsschweif).
Best wishes, Peter

Buffffffffff que espectacularidad, Desconozco totalmente esta especie aunque por características me recuarda al pulgón lanígero del manzano jeje. Saludos y sigue disparando tan bien !

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-08-05 8:23]

Hello Ridvan,
I don't think this is a cicada, it is more likely a mealy bug of the family Coccoidea.
You've really managed to get an excellent shot showing sharp details and the composition is excellent.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Hi Ridvan,
Excellent capture of a very strange creature indeed...Fine portayal against a neutral BG...Nicely done...


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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-08-05 8:58]

Hi Ridvan,

Great close-up of whatever this interesting little thing turns out to be. The details are amazing showing the eye and the cottony texture. I'll check back to see if there is a definitive ID.


Hello Ridvan,
Sorry, but I can't help you out with the exact name of this very small bug, but it's one of the familia HEMIPTERA
Suborder Homoptera, also called leafhoppers in English.
You've done a great job on this one getting it this close, sharp and excellent exposed with all the whites it uses as cover.
Wonderful details to.
Thanks for sharing.
Kind regards and have a nice evening,

Hello Rivdan
Very intersting spiece to shoot,
Great composition,BG and sharpness,

Good Luck

Merhaba Ridvan, Salem!!
You had a sharp eyes that aware of this fascinating creature exit around and this is my first encounter with this sort!
good clarity and details on this
thanks for sharing

merhaba Rıdvan, tür konusunda bir fikrim yok ama ben de Homoptera'nın cırcırlarından olduğunu sanıyorum. değişik bir çekim, ama güzel bir kare. renkler de çok güzel. eline sağlık, selamlar.

While the entomologists have a field day over the ID of this insect, I can only say that you have captured a very vivid picture on an interesting creature, Ridvan.
Well done and TFS.

Rıdvan , son derece ilginç bir tür , başarılı fotoğraf , eline sağlık .

Hi Ridvan,
Really a small insect. Most probably some aphid. Although small but nicely captured. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hello Ridvan!
I do not know the species name, but this is a bug belonging to Homoptera. And moreover it is a larva which uses some substances to camouflage.
Very interesting picture, also for the entomologist! :)
Best regards,

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-08-06 3:41]

Hi Ridvan, amazing shot. Looks like some sort of wierd thing. You have shot it very nicely. TFs Ganesh

whatever it is, it looks really cool! :) Great shot.

Now that is an unusual . Great view . I like the composition.
Best wishes,

Hello Ridvan !
Wow, I had never seen anything like this before ! Looks like this little thing is made of cotton, and he's a perfect white ! really interesting. And you have captured him very nicely, with excellent details, beautiful colors and exposure, wonderful composition and POV. Very well done, and thanks for showing this strange animal !

Salam Aleykum Ridvan,
Looks like a leafhopper to me. If I can remember correctly, this bug can "split" its body to creat many, many babies all by itself without contact with another of its species. I saw a programe on TV a long time ago of a very similar bug. I believe it was in Brazil.
Loot from South Africa will know for sure what this is.
Any way this is an AMAZING image.
EXCELLENT work, again.
Greetings from Canada,

Hello Ridvan
This is a very unusual insect, it's what I love most about TrekNature seeing things I would not normally see. You've captured excellent details and sharp vivid colour. Absolutely fascinating.
TFS Janice

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