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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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:iconizriul:
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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:iconmelvynyeo:
Glad you like them :)
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:iconexodusgallows:
wow that's so beautiful :) Are these for a scientific journal?

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:iconmelvynyeo:
Thank you!! :)  All the photos were taken for fun :)
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:iconfalken02:
what the...... what is that?
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:iconmelvynyeo:
Some planthopper nymph. They comes in many variation :)
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Mythraill Jul 6, 2013  Student Artist
okahy what's its head?
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Vanessanon 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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multi-comics Feb 6, 2013  Student Interface Designer
this is super alien... awesome inspiration
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