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Gum leafhopper nymph

Description:

Small orange and black leafhopper nymphs give their positions away by the unusual congregations of ants attending them. The ants are feeding on the 'honeydew' sugary secrettions provided by the leafhoppewrs.

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8 Comments

MartinL
MartinL 8 years ago

Thank you Smith'sZoo They are rather easy to find since the presence of ants on the branches gives their position away.

Smith'sZoo
Smith'sZoo 8 years ago

Interesting series Martin.

MartinL
MartinL 8 years ago

Thanks fellow 'Nature lover". These 'clown' nymph leafhoppers always look great. just wait till I get my new macro lens!

Nature lover
Nature lover 8 years ago

Very cool. You take great pics Martinl! :)

MartinL
MartinL 8 years ago

No its their pyjamas. No dress sense at all!
I think their day clothes are like this
http://www.brisbaneinsects.com/brisbane_...
Two-lined Gum Leafhopper - Eurymeloides bicincta

Maria dB
Maria dB 8 years ago

Nice action series!

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 8 years ago

Did they scape from some jail, Martin?

RiekoS
RiekoS 8 years ago

Interesting information. Thank you very much.

MartinL
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Spotted on Feb 23, 2013
Submitted on Feb 28, 2013

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