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Salurnis marginella by melvynyeo Salurnis marginella by melvynyeo
Taken in Singapore forest at night.

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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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Titanattack Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very cute lil' guy. :P
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
Thank you! :)
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Opti101 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Awww. Its adorable.
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
Thank you! :)
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JRollendz Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice detail on the wings
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
Thank you! :)
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Slipping-Star Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I love little leaf-like bugs. :heart:
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
Thank you! :)
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herofan135 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just wow, nature never ceases to amaze me! :wow:
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
Thank you! :)
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