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Notes:

Sitting on my left hand thumb..

22 Comments

Interesting.... Pictures of Lycorma delicatula in the net match the spotting. However, I saw this same picture of Vasanth IDd as Epiptera europea in these links: http://www.environmentalgraffiti.com/off..., http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:R..., http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bestand:Red.... The other Epiptera europea pictures in the net are very different from this picture: http://roggin.canalblog.com/archives/201..., http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Epipte....

YukoChartraw
YukoChartraw 7 years ago

Amazing shot!

LauraMaria
LauraMaria 7 years ago

What a gorgeous creature, and lovely detailed pics! Awesome spotting :)

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

Thanks Chun... Its Indian link clearly shows what it is exactly...
http://www.frontlineonnet.com/fl2818/sto...

ChunXingWong
ChunXingWong 8 years ago

Like what AshishNimkar said, most likely planthopper.
http://www.whatsthatbug.com/?s=madai&...

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

As per legs style its a Planthopper say snout Planthopper.

animaisfotos
animaisfotos 8 years ago

Very beautiful spotting. Unique. Thanks for sharing. When looking at this shot an image comes to my mind: "Notredame hunchback " :-)

Palaimon
Palaimon 8 years ago

this guy lokks really funny!

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 8 years ago

I don´t think is a Shield bug or any other Hemipteran.
The structures in the base of the antennas are typicall from Homopterans. And since it has a bizarre head I guess is a Fulgoridae

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago
SusanEllison
SusanEllison 8 years ago

great spotting

Carolina
Carolina 8 years ago

So fantastic! How small it was?

textless
textless 8 years ago

Great photo, and a really unique find.

Atul
Atul 8 years ago

wow

StevenSpragg
StevenSpragg 8 years ago

Perhaps a function similar to the lantern bug. Nectar feeding??

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 8 years ago

Cool and horny. haha.

KarenL
KarenL 8 years ago

How interesting! Nice spot!

Hema
Hema 8 years ago

If it lives in the water,the periscope like nose might aid in breathing.

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 8 years ago

I wonder what is the purpose of that periscope like nose. I mean, such a tool must have a very specific one.

craigwilliams
craigwilliams 8 years ago

What a strange critter! I'm with ctsetan, bring on the ID please!

TysonNamok
TysonNamok 8 years ago

YUCK

ChimeTsetan
ChimeTsetan 8 years ago

now this one's id i am waiting to know :) beautiful shot .... is it sitting on ur knee ???

VasanthKumar
Spotted by
VasanthKumar

Karnataka, India

Spotted on Apr 7, 2009
Submitted on Oct 19, 2011

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