|Copyright: Paulo Tcr (tcr)
|Date Taken: 2011-09|
|Camera: Panasonic FZ40, close-up lens +4x|
|Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2012-01-26 5:27|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
They are best known for their enlarged and ornate pronotum, which most often resembles thorns, apparently to aid camouflage. But in some species, the pronotum grows to a horn-like extension, and even more bizarre and hard-to-describe shapes are also found.
Thorn bugs, due to their unusual appearance, have long interested naturalists. There is no way to tell the male and females apart other than looking at the male genitalia. Individual treehoppers usually live for only a few months, but they belong to a lineage that is at least 40 million years old.
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- [2012-01-26 14:33]
Hi Paulo,this is very very strange,it seems come from another world.And your perfect macro is the best way to discover it,great sharpness,colors and point of view,i like it!Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
Superb capture of this incredibly odd looking creature my good friend, very nice presentation here with a well positioned subject and a in-keeping green background, good sharpness with with fine clarity, impressive lighting with the inclusion of fill in flash, excellent picture from you here Paulo and very well done,
PS Thank you for the ID of my last posting and will correct the name & info a little later, thanks again,
- [2012-01-27 1:08]
what a strange and unique insect. Very beautiful and exciting to see. The sharpness is so good of this very small creature.
The color contrast and lighting is very well done.