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Planthopper Nymph

Nogodina sp.


This insect is very small. It measures about 1/4" long without the hairs on the tail. I first saw two feeding on a manga that was on the ground. I saw a third in the afternoon hiding under a platano leaf. The flash and sunlight really brought out the irridescense in the "hairs". I hope you enjoy seeing this amazing creature.


Tropical dry forest in NW Costa Rica 7 weeks into the rainy season.

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35 Comments (1–25)

LarryGraziano 12 years ago

Truly wonderful Mayra. Thanks!

MayraSpringmann 12 years ago

Wow!! Fascinating!!

LarryGraziano 12 years ago

Shais, yo fui a Chimbote el anio pasado. Que lindo su ciudad por el mar! Bienvenido a Project Noah! Espero ver el desierto por tus ojos!

LarryGraziano 12 years ago

Gracias esta totalmente extranio como un alien! Thank you small wonders I am so glad you enjoyed this wonderful spotting!

Small Wonders
Small Wonders 12 years ago

Congratulations Ig, fantastic spot!

shais.henriquez 12 years ago

strange but nice º_º

LarryGraziano 12 years ago

I am glad you like it hailey! Thanks Jeanette!

Jeannette 12 years ago

Congratulations :)

Hailey2 12 years ago

that is sooooo cool! i love the red and orange. they really stand out

LarryGraziano 12 years ago

Thanks Satyen! I think it just might scare people off! Hahahaha! Glad you enjoyed this spotting!

Wild Things
Wild Things 12 years ago

Congrats my friend! I think your spottings should be the brand ambassadors for nature tourism in your country :-)

LarryGraziano 12 years ago

Thanks Doc!

Atul 12 years ago

congrats buddy !

LarryGraziano 12 years ago

I really owe a thanks for this "Spotting of the Day" to BeNature. He sighted this insect first and inspired me to keep my eyes open for it. @ceherzog You are absolutely right, Thanks mMaria dB, Azura, Eulalia, Daniele, Sumukha, Sachin, and KarenL....This and all my spottings are for all of you to enjoy and discover how wonderful and diverse Costa Rica is!

ceherzog 12 years ago

It's sometimes amazing to look at the small things in life. Well deserved congrats!

Maria dB
Maria dB 12 years ago

Congratulations on your SOTD!

Azura Firdaus W
Azura Firdaus W 12 years ago

wow awesome

eulalia rubio
eulalia rubio 12 years ago


DanielePralong 12 years ago

Fantastic images and critter lgCostaNut! Congratulations.

Sumukha Javagal
Sumukha Javagal 12 years ago

Wow.. Congrats..:-)

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 12 years ago

Congratulations !!!

KarenL 12 years ago

Well done Ig!

LarryGraziano 12 years ago

thank you is for your enjoyment!

LarryGraziano 12 years ago

Wow Yasser! I can't believe it. Thank you so much! I hope this spotting really inspires everyone to rekindle their love of nature as Project Noah has for me!

williefromwi 12 years ago

Congrats on your spotting of the day. Well done

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Costa Rica

Spotted on Jun 11, 2012
Submitted on Jun 11, 2012

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