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Copyright: Paulo Tcr (tcr) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 8 N: 538] (3384)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-09
Categories: Insects
Camera: Panasonic FZ40, close-up lens +4x
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-01-26 5:27
Viewed: 2593
Points: 6
[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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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [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

Hi Paulo,

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,
Best Regards,


PS Thank you for the ID of my last posting and will correct the name & info a little later, thanks again,

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2012-01-27 1:08]

Hello Paulo,
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.


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