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Description:

hopper with ant-mimic wings. any help with id appreciated.

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21 Comments

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta 6 years ago

Speechless at nature's ingenuity.

Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 6 years ago

wow

It is beautiful, NuwanChathuranga, hope you get an ID for that gorgeous creature. Thanks for sharing.

jeslowery
jeslowery 6 years ago

So cool!

dotun55
dotun55 6 years ago

This is something else! Initially, I imagined it to be a kill being transported by a team of ants.

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 6 years ago

Thanks bayucca, Mark, Nacho for id help!
Thanks Carly, Jellis!

bayucca
bayucca 6 years ago

Yes, Mark, forgot the Delphacidae. Looking at one from a family you think OK, but comparing with the next one NO...

Jellis
Jellis 6 years ago

Beautiful

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

'Delphacidae?'

bayucca
bayucca 6 years ago

Extraordinary spotting, Nuwan!! I checked some planthopper and could not find any clue for separating the several families. It is probably easier to kick of than include ;-)...
Fulgoromorpha, Fulgoroidea. Not Fulgoridae, not Ricaniidae, not Nogodinidae. Tropiduchidae? Derbidae? Dictyopharidae? Cixiidae? Lophophidae?
http://ecoport.org/ep?SearchType=pdb&...
https://www.flickr.com/photos/brodiefost...
http://ecoport.org/ep?SearchType=slidesh...
http://ecoport.org/ep?SearchType=pdb&...
http://imgkid.com/derbidae.shtml
http://www.spiderwebsc.com/hemipterans/p...
Sorry, cannot help more...

Carly Brooke
Carly Brooke 6 years ago

I'm dying! This is just TOO cool!

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 6 years ago

Thanks guys!
@bayucca, i have couple more pics but only from this angle :(
@Nacho, i don't think so! if it's dead it might have fallen from the leaf, because the place is so windy. however didn't saw it moving either!

Nacho Garcia
Nacho Garcia 6 years ago

seems dead , the legs are bent .. no ?

but it is beautiful and amazing!
Congratulations !

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 6 years ago

The mimicry on the wings is just amazing!

bayucca
bayucca 6 years ago

Any other picture??

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Pretty bug!

Diaz José Miguel
Diaz José Miguel 6 years ago

Whoa!!! spotting of the day for sure! at least in my list! ;)

Rahul Upadhyay
Rahul Upadhyay 6 years ago

I am spellbound to behold such puzzling beauties of nature.
Truly awesome! :):)

Desmond.E.S.O
Desmond.E.S.O 6 years ago

Yes!

doreen.chambers.14
doreen.chambers.14 6 years ago

Very beautiful!

dandoucette
dandoucette 6 years ago

Wow! Amazing!

NuwanChathuranga
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NuwanChathuranga

Bibile, Uva Province, Sri Lanka

Spotted on Mar 20, 2015
Submitted on Mar 23, 2015

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