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Seed-like planthopper by melvynyeo Seed-like planthopper by melvynyeo
Cute looking Issid Planthopper (Hemisphaerius sp.) Taken at night in Singapore forest.

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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MantasMozeris Feb 22, 2014  New member Professional Digital Artist
This is awesome!
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:iconsnivyguy80:
Wow. Cute beyond belief! =D
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DextarClaw9 Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cute as seed
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SabreShot Oct 1, 2013  Student General Artist
THAT IS INCREDIBLE!!! :iconzoominplz: NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE THAT!!!
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:iconlaceyjibs:
So small and seed shaped, I'm sure he must be easily overlooked. Great shot! Wow. 
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SYoshiko Sep 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
wow its so streamline what a good shot to show the sheen on him
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Wolfy-89 Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So cute  =D

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