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Hopper Nymph by melvynyeo Hopper Nymph by melvynyeo
Not too sure what is the id.... i guess it could be a planthopper nymph.

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.

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Sensulato Featured By Owner 5 days ago  New member
Beautiful creature - wonderful image.  thanks
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Vrinda-the-Wistful Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Now that is weird ... I love it ... splendid shot!
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Izriul Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013
Yeah, looks very much like a froghopper thing. I have one in my gallery, but my photos aren't even a thousandth as impressive as yours, and all taken in my back garden with a crappy old digital. Not even SLR :(. Your shots are amazing. 
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
Glad you like them :)
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ExodusGallows Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
wow that's so beautiful :) Are these for a scientific journal?

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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
Thank you!! :)  All the photos were taken for fun :)
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Falken02 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
what the...... what is that?
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013
Some planthopper nymph. They comes in many variation :)
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Mythraill Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Student Artist
okahy what's its head?
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Vanessanon Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Professional Writer
haha, this little guy looks like he has fireworks coming out of his...well you know :blush: :giggle:
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