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Treehopper


Treehopper
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Copyright: Paulo Tcr (tcr) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 155 W: 8 N: 540] (3302)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-02
Categories: Insects
Camera: Panasonic FZ40, close-up lens +4x
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Treehoppers [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2013-04-09 18:54
Viewed: 2240
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Size of about 6 mm.

Treehopper.

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.

Wikipedia.

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1078 W: 292 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2013-04-09 23:25]

Hola Paulo,
I like to see pictures of such strange tropical insects.
You achieved pretty good sharpness and nice colour reproduction.
Best wishes, Peter

Hello Paulo.
This treehopper shared the same character as ours except that we have longer "Ears" looking like horns. Great shot with fine details.
Regards,
Jusni

你好
照的很清晰
很可愛也很漂亮的蟲子
還有的姿勢逗趣
構圖也美麗
謝謝分享
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Hello Paulo,
Thanks for visiting my gallery. Impressive photo with excellent clarity and colors. Nice details of this interesting insect. I like the lovely details and colors of this capture. Crystal clear photo.
Marius.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-04-10 13:06]

Hi Paulo,
A very nice close-up of this interesting insect.
Perfect camouflage. Good sharpness details.
Regards Jiri.

Very funny looking treehopper. Interesting gallery!

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