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Leafhopper nymph

Familt Cicadellidae

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MayraSpringmann 7 years ago


mcaul6515 9 years ago

Thats so cool! Thanks Sergio!

rams4d 9 years ago

Awesome, impressive, congrats !!!

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 9 years ago

mcaul6515, if you're asking about the cotton like "tail" of this hopper, the answer is no. The urine of this little bug has a great amount of sugar, which hardens in contact with the air. So, if a predator atacks its rear side, it can escape unharmed. The white, powderlike substance that covers its body is indeed caused by the fungus.

mcaul6515 9 years ago

Do they go fuzzy when they die?

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 9 years ago

It was actually dead, Gilma.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

Fuzzy at both ends :-(

Beautiful!! Sad it won't live for long!!

Diaz José Miguel
Diaz José Miguel 9 years ago


Tiz 9 years ago

Amazing and a bit spooky :)

Sergio Monteiro
Spotted by
Sergio Monteiro

Curitiba, PR, Brazil

Spotted on Jan 27, 2014
Submitted on Jan 27, 2014

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