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Planthopper by melvynyeo Planthopper by melvynyeo
Planthopper are pretty common here with many diversity... but this one is really odd looking. Guess its trying to mimic a branch stump or something... Taken at night in Singapore forest.

Quote from 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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Octoboy-the-8th Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014
Looks as if it's trying to be a high-heeled shoe. Might give women with really dainty feet incentive to protect it, I guess. Cool shot of this oddball hopper!
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Lol :)
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CearyAuryn Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
ahah. wow. that's so weird.
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kittylover345 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Student Digital Artist
omg! this thing is so weird, interesting, and amazing!
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aimt5000 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014
mcqueen new lady shoes design
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LuisSalazarArt Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So strange looking haha! :D
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LxLisaxchan Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, cool :)
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Tenshi-no-Kanashimi Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014
Hah, it looks like a hairy guppy with legs. XD
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jadecutewolf1234 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
Lol. XD
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Pachydactylus Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So pretty with its beard!
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