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Ledra sp


I have always wanted to photograph this insect in natural light ever since I saw it for the 1st time 2 years ago: My wish came true one morning when I found this guy on a Mango tree. He was still for a few seconds giving me just enough time to fire off 3 quick shots. Just look at this guy! His body is almost transparent including the internal organs!!! His shape and his very flat body is just fascinating...I am in awe of this insect. This insect is razor thin and is 1 cm in length approx.

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26 Comments (1–25)

Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 8 years ago

Congratulations !!!! so amazing

vipin.baliga 8 years ago

Thanks a lot people...
I wonder how many such fascinating creatures are out there... :-)

Congratulations ! Love it ! :)

Machi 8 years ago

It looks like a sea creature... I love it!

Rosa Maria
Rosa Maria 8 years ago

That is magnificent! Who knew something like that existed. :)

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 8 years ago

At first I took it for an aquatic animal swimming! Congrats Vipin for the SOTW.

outsidegirl0 8 years ago

congrats on SOTD!

ToshimiDowaki 8 years ago

Great SOTD!

sunnyjosef 8 years ago

Congrats Vipin... Great spotting!

barefeetbilly 8 years ago

Wow I thought that was an underwater scene! Great capture.

WOW! What a Leafhopper! Congrats Vipin on SOTD!

MarcTe 8 years ago

amazing spotting vipin, congrats on the SOTD! :)

VivBraznell 8 years ago

Congratulations vipin ... Great spotting!

LaurenZarate 8 years ago

This really is beautiful! Great photograph. Congratulations Vipin!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

Congrats Vipin.

Fantastic Hopper, vipin.baliga. Congratulations on the SOTW, well deserved.

vipin.baliga 8 years ago

Thanks for choosing this picture as the Spotting of the Week Rangers!!!
Delighted... :-)

Diaz José Miguel
Diaz José Miguel 8 years ago

Excelent pic

KarenL 8 years ago

Congrats Vipin, your amazing almost transparent leafhopper is our Rangers’ choice Spotting of the Week!


vipin.baliga 8 years ago

Thank you very much Cindy and Mark :-)

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

Great stuff Vipin.

Incredible! I love it.

vipin.baliga 8 years ago

Thanks a lot my friends :-)

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 8 years ago

amazing, nearly transparent!

EmilieWatchesTrees 8 years ago

Wow, beautiful animal beautifully photographed!

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Karnataka, India

Spotted on Aug 20, 2013
Submitted on Apr 30, 2014

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