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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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:iconbetta132:
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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:iconmelvynyeo:
melvynyeo Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
Thanks! :)
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MisterBlackwood Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
ho ... ly ... crap. Nice work :)
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:iconmelvynyeo:
melvynyeo Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
Thanks! :)
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RonzRa Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
It looks so cute! Nice shot ^^
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
Thank you! :)
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:iconnyanamo:
Nyanamo Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
SO FLUFFY ;A;
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:iconmelvynyeo:
melvynyeo Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
Thank you! :)
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KlaEvansPhotography Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
love his "eyebrows" :giggle:
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:iconmelvynyeo:
melvynyeo Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
Thank you! :)
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AmnioticOef Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
Very cool :D .
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:iconmelvynyeo:
melvynyeo Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
Thank you! :)
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MaddLouise Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:aww:
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:iconmelvynyeo:
melvynyeo Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
Thank you! :)
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MaddLouise Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
you're welcome :D
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FingyTheTrickster Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
One of the cutest things I've ever seen)
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:iconmelvynyeo:
melvynyeo Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
Thank you! :)
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Zanture-Angel Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
Wow what a gorgeous creature :3
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
Thank you! :)
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lolkuboplz Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
Its so fluffy! :0 :iconitssofluffyplz:
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:iconmelvynyeo:
melvynyeo Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
Thank you! :)
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shroomcat Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
omg - another cutie! it kinda looks fluffy too xD awwww
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:iconmelvynyeo:
melvynyeo Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
Thank you! :)
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:iconwoobak:
Woobak Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This can't be real...
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:iconmelvynyeo:
melvynyeo Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
Very real :)
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:iconwoobak:
Woobak Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
It's so beautiful :iconyesyoucanplz:
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