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Beautiful Planthopper by melvynyeo Beautiful Planthopper by melvynyeo
Beautiful planthopper with semi transparent wings. Taken at night in singapore forest.

Quote en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Planthop...
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, 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 second segment (pedicel) that bears a fine filamentous arista.

Nymphs of many Fulgoroids produce wax from special glands on the abdominal terga and other parts of the body. These are hydrophobic and help conceal the insects. Adult females of many families also produce wax which may be used to protect eggs.

Planthoppers are often vectors for plant diseases, especially phytoplasmas which live in the phloem of plants and can be transmitted by planthoppers when feeding.
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Falken02 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013
insects have to be the most badass and amazing creatures knowns in this planet, i prefer reptiles though lol
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Half-dude Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks kinda similar to a Cicada with it's wings open.
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Rainbow-Acey Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
whoa
what a cool looking creature
its wings remind me of cracked wall paint with tiles around the edge. It's fascinating in a strange(awesome) way.

very nice photo. It must be neat to be so close to these things.
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Immy-is-Thinking Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Hello :) I featured this here - fav.me/d6g7pi9 - I hope thats ok :highfive:
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art-is-my-bream Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
Aw 
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
Thank you! :)
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seek-and-hide Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Like a jewel!
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
Thank you! :)
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seek-and-hide Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure!
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