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Planthopper Nymph by melvynyeo Planthopper Nymph by melvynyeo
Found a cute planthopper nymph with eyebrow!!!!! :) :) :)

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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Betta132 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014   General Artist
Look at that thing.
It's made to be funny, I swear.
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Octoboy-the-8th Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014
Ha ha, nymph with eyebrows. That's a new one. Wicked cool find, love this little guy.
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NatashaRose57354 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Student Photographer
STOP TAKING PICTURES!! You are filling up my favorites box :3
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2brainsgirlie Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013
its kinda cute. it reminds me of a yeti^___^.
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Falken02 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
those are the little white things that appear on the trees??
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
Have to check... if they jump when you touch them, then it could be some hopper nymph like this one. :)
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Mythraill Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Student Artist
ooooo~
it looks so cute! :iconomgsocuteplz:
i want one where can i get one i want one
aaaaaaaaaaah~
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
:)
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Raciepie Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
AHHHHHHHHH SO CUTE!! it has eyebrows!!
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
Thanks! :)
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