Planthopper Photos & Videos

14 days ago

Siphanta acuta! More commanly known Green Planthopper,or the Torpedo Bug. Originally from Australia, this species has spread with the unintentional help of man. They are about 15 mm long and they resemble small leaves and are generally found in trees. Their wings are triangular, and the back edge and corners of their wings are lined with dotted red. #siphantaacuta #siphanta #planthopper #greenplanthopper #insect #sapsuckers #torpedobug #wellington #newzealand #cutebug at Wellington, New Zealand

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15 days ago

The lantern fly lives in Vietnam, Hong Kong, Laos, Thailand and other parts of southeast Asia sneaking into the West. They’re called “planthoppers” due to their herbivorous and rather bouncy nature, or fulgorids— known for their intense wing venation and unusually bright colors! Several genera have elongated portions of their forehead, portions that the previously mentioned early naturalists surely thought they must light up— turns out they don’t glow! The mistaken supposition that these snooty bugs had to be luminous can be traced back to a German naturalist and Artist named Maria Sibylla Merian. Besides creating visual images of great beauty, Maria wrote scientific pieces that revolutionized both botany and zoology. Despite her illustrative career, her flawed belief in the bioluminescence of these bugs is one of her most lasting marks on entomology. Bug based mythology aside, their wings are often spotted, striped, or display distinct eyes to ward off would-be predators. Lanternflies attempt to dissuade would be attackers by advertising their disgusting flavor known as Aposematic Coloration. Some exhibit this phenomenon, adopting bright colors when they switch to toxic hostplants with nasty metabolites. These little beasties usually feed on grapes, pines, stone fruits, and apples and turns their wardrobe into drab colors favoring blacks and muted earth tones. When they find a buffet, they chow down, sequester the toxic chemicals present in that plants sap into their own tissues, and assume a new hot-rod paint style complete with bright red hindwings to flash as a threat display. Once present on a tree, they suck on phloem sap, which shoots right through them, and drain it. This oh-so-pleasantly-named excretion is called honeydew, instead of what it really is: bug diarrhea. This can attract ants, bees, and wasps to the tree. Being sugar water, this collection of excrement tends to grow fungus prolifically, often forming dense mats below infected trees with fungus inhibiting photosynthesis. Buyer beware of this beautiful beast! #honeydew #lanternfly #themoreyouknow #beautifulbutbeware #MariaSibyllaMerian #aposematiccoloration #planthopper #lanternaria

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16 days ago

Nailed it. This is a Planthopper of the Flatidae family. Photo taken in September 2018. at Montreal, Quebec

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17 days ago

I have things I need to do tonight. But no. My baby refuses to sleep. He's sitting here next to me on the couch watching TV. He is truly a #nocturnal creature, much like this #GreenConeheadedPlanthopper ( #AcanaloniaConica). I don't know much about them. But my minimal research has turned up that they are fairly widespread, more so than even a few years ago, having recently invaded Europe. They are also generalist eaters, sucking the juices out of leaves, especially those of black walnut trees. There's a big walnut tree right across the street so that's cool. Ok, now he's rummaging through my bag. Oh god, he almost threw my laptop on the floor. I gotta go. #Hemiptera #Fulgoroidea #Acanaloniidae #Planthopper #insect #bug #InsectPhotography #BugPicture #macrophotography #insectmacro #planthoppersofinstagram #Nature

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18 days ago

I realized I never posted a picture of this fulgorid, finished and framed. Polydictya basalis, I think. I have another specimen that had more pristine wings, but this one had the most character to me, a certain wabi sabi quality. On a suggestion from a friend, I pinned it upside down on its back to get the wings level with the body and to more easily position the legs. This is definitely my favorite memento from the trip :) . . . #polydictya #insect #entomology #fulgoridae #bug #nature #planthopper #lanternfly #cambodia at Siem Reap

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22 days ago

擬人虫 No.086「ユカタンビワハゴロモ」 頭部にワニの顔のように見える飾りがあり、奇妙な姿をしている。羽にも大きな目のような模様があり、天敵から身を守る装備に長けている。大きな頭だが飛ぶこともできる万能型。 #1日1絵 #イラスト #イラストレーション #絵 #擬人化 #昆虫 #虫 #怪人 #モンスター #ユカタンビワハゴロモ #ビワハゴロモ #色鉛筆 #daily #illust #illustration #art #anthropomorphise #insect #monster #planthopper #coloredpencil

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25 days ago

Pyrops Heringi Captured - Pyrops Heringi is a plant hopper that lives in south east Asia. They are fairly large insects, with much of the length due to an elongated, upcurving, snout-like projection of the head. These hollow structures operate as straws to help them get into the tree bark to feed on sap. Let me know what you think! #art #Beetle #nature #new #artist #artsy #instaart #gallery #creative #instaartist #graphic #digital #pyrops #asia #designspiration #kunst #animalart #madeinaffinity #illustration #insect #artwork #new #fly #digitalart #digitalillustration #gradient #illustration #affinity #planthopper #captured at Delft

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27 days ago

These ʻakoko planthoppers are tiny little endemic Hawaiian insects with a larger than life scientific name, Dictyophorodelphax swezeyi. Their strange elongate heads contain a portion of their gut that may help to digest or sequester toxins found in the sap of their host plants, like this ʻakoko (Euphorbia celastroides var. amplectens). This commensal symbiosis shows how the survival of one species can be intimately tied to the availability of another. * * * #dictyophorodelphax #planthopper #truebug #entomology #evolution #ecology #botany #conservationbiology #pollination #pollinationbiology #mutualisms #symbiosis #conservepollinators #ecosystems #biodiversity #plantconservation #endangeredspecies #extinctionisforever #nature #natureshots #natureswonders #islandevolution #endemism #hawaii #planetearth

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1 month ago

¿Has visto unos bichitos verdes que brincan por el pasto? No tengo idea de como se llaman en español. En inglés se llaman #leafhopper. No son chapulines ni saltamontes ni grillos 😁 Más bien son "parientes" de las chicharras. También hay #planthopper y #treehopper. Todos esos bichillos (incluidas las chicharras) pertenecen al orden #Hemiptera. Esta foto, también del 2009, muestra un (según yo) #leafhopper que medía unos 4-5mm y fue una odisea atrapar la imagen: se escondía atrás de la ramita. Al final logré la foto atacando por dos frentes 😁😁😁 #Canon Rebel + 18-55mm #bicho #critter #bug #insecto #insect #Nature #Naturaleza #Monterrey #macro #macrophotography

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1 month ago

This little guy is a planthopper. Not be confused with the late actor Dennis Hopper, this bug is however meant to be confused with plants and leaves in order to camouflage and protect from predators. #planthopper #insect #macrophotography #insectphotography #macro #bugslife #closeup #ig_nature #ig_wildlife #natgeo #nature #naturephotography #wildlife #wildlifephotography #newjersey #njisntboring #njspots #newjerseyisbeautiful #centraljerseyexists #just_newjersey #adamccohenphotography #njphotographer #wildnewjersey #njinbloom at Marlboro, New Jersey

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1 month ago

「石垣島シリーズ」insect series in ISHIGAKI,Japan シダスケバモドキ(透羽擬) 昨日投稿したシダスケバモドキの別の写真だ。 透けた羽もマダラになっている。 よく見ると目もマダラだ。 触覚もマダラなので、大きく見るとなかなか激しいデザインをしているウンカの仲間だ。 八丈島、琉球列島に生息。写真は石垣島。 体長:10mm程 #nature #animal #insect #insecto #insecta #insecte #insects #macro #マクロ #自然 #動物 #昆虫 #虫 #wildlife #natgeo #nationalgeographic #allnatureshots #macro_perfection #bestnatureshot #macroworld_tr #macromood #top_macro #macro_vision #macro_kings #kings_insects #bugslife #carpediem_animals #ウンカ #planthopper #m_y_planthopper

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1 month ago

「石垣島シリーズ」insect series in ISHIGAKI,Japan シダスケバモドキ(透羽擬) ウンカの仲間で南西諸島の方に生息するかわいいやつだ。 写真は葉っぱの葉脈がとても美しい。 上から撮った写真だが、横から見たほうが特徴的なので、明日シダスケバモドキの横からの写真を投稿しようと思う。 スケバ科に似ていることからスケバモドキなのだろう。 しかし、シダ?? アカメガシワなどにつくようだが、なぜシダ?? シダ植物の雰囲気に羽の模様が似ているからだろうか? 似ているか? 疑問だけが残ってしまった。。。 八丈島、琉球列島に生息。写真は石垣島。 体長:10mm程 #nature #animal #insect #insecto #insecta #insecte #insects #macro #マクロ #自然 #動物 #昆虫 #虫 #wildlife #natgeo #nationalgeographic #allnatureshots #macro_perfection #bestnatureshot #macroworld_tr #macromood #top_macro #macro_vision #macro_kings #kings_insects #bugslife #carpediem_animals #ウンカ #planthopper #m_y_planthopper

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