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Canon EOS 5D Mark II
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Nov 29, 2013, 11:28:54 PM
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Planthopper Nymph by melvynyeo Planthopper Nymph by melvynyeo
Me and my friends like to give nicknames to some bugs and this, we call it Fiber Optic hopper :)
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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Lightningball Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014
Marvellous pic!
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Octoboy-the-8th Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014
Sweet, this is like a living firework! Awesome-looking insect and great photo!
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JizzaAJeneous Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Student Digital Artist
wow o-0
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maryjayne530 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
so incredible.. thank you so much for showing me the small beauties that go unnoticed daily!
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DextarClaw9 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The tail is so amazing!
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saseart Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Student Filmographer
wow
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HachikoKyoketsuki Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
Wow so cool! OwO
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LaceyJibs Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013
Hehe Nice name! Looks like a fiber optic light strand tail. Great work! :D (Big Grin)  
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Maskyr Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. Nature is so Wonderful. Amazing pic! :D
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WorldWar-Tori Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013   General Artist
:O that is one of the weirdest bugs I've seen in a while.
I love the array of colors in it's tail? It makes fiber optic make a lot of sense.
It's overall a great photo, I really like the way it pops from the black background and how the piece of plant goes straight across the entire bottom of the photo.
awesome work!
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