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Planthopper nymph by melvynyeo Planthopper nymph by melvynyeo
Found an interesting hopper nymph... taken at night in Singapore.

Quote 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 Oct 27, 2013
Great photo!
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013
Thank you! :)
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wolfnoom Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013   Digital Artist
i thought it was an art sculpture

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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013
:) Thank you! :)
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creecreehoneybees Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
How cute, it looks like a tiny bird with it's head down, like it's about to fly down to another branch. :)
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013
Haha... yeah, it do look like a bird :)
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herofan135 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks so strange yet beautiful! Lovely shot. ^^
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013
Thank you! :)
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Harry-E-Hooper Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
What an interesting creature......(I notice also that as an image it resembles both a bird and a fish).....You have a great artists eye....
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013
Thank you! :)
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