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2 Species ID Suggestions

wooly ahpid
Eriosomatinae Eriosomatinae
Flatid leaf bugs - larval stage
Phromnia rosea

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victoria.vikspics 9 years ago

Definitely the flatid leaf bug but the larval stage. They are a wonderfully bizarre insect, I saw them several times in Madagascar about a month ago there isn't a great deal of info out there about them but the white "Fluff" is actually for camouflage and protects the larval stage during development and in the very early stages it just looks like cotton wool on the trees until it starts moving! When they reach adulthood they are actually pink

rubens.luciano 9 years ago

Different creature ! I spotted something similar some days ago, in leaves of a Brazilian Cherry. There were a lot of them there, in all the leaves. I think they turn into moths in another stage.

NicoleB 9 years ago

Way cool - never seen anything like this :)

Is the suggested ID correct?

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 9 years ago

Aliens? :)

Indra 9 years ago


ToriMiller 9 years ago

Wow, what an insane insect!

SarahWhitt 9 years ago

I am anxiously awaiting an ID on these guys...Have searched & cannot find a thing on them. Very interesting little critters.

ClementDufour 9 years ago

thats very cool, we have a similar species in canada but the threads are much finer, almost like hair. these are thicker like fungi

ErikVey 9 years ago

it's part of their body so far as I know

Marianne Wells
Marianne Wells 9 years ago

This is one of the most unusual things I've ever seen! Is this part of their body or some kind of camouflage they use?

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Antananarivo, Madagascar

Spotted on Sep 19, 2005
Submitted on Apr 17, 2011

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