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Tiny leaf insect

Tiny leaf insect
Today I was watering the garden and found this tiny (about 10-12mm) leaf insect. Every time I tried to take its photo, it would shuffle around the stem away from me! Taken with reversed SMC Pentax M 50/1.4.

Gerald Schmitt, Chantal HILLENVECK dite Chalâme, Minty Chewson, just"jj" and 5 other people have particularly liked this photo


19 comments - The latest ones
 Puzzler4879
Puzzler4879 club
What a cutie and what a great shot!

Well Done!!
Seen in

Leap's Photo
Pond!!
7 years ago.
 Bob Taylor
Bob Taylor club
A sweet shot. Nice!
7 years ago.
 Janet Brien
Janet Brien club
ROFLMAO!!! The game of chasing the insect around the stem, it's so FUNNY!! I think we would die laughing to see one of us going round and round the stem, and then going around the other way to try to outsmart it, but it has already anticipated the maneuver and is on the other side already!!! *cackle* So funny. Very hard to win this game. I try to slowly approach but it doesn't work most of the time. I was trying to get a picture of a really cool looking weevil yesterday but the stinker kept going around to the other side and then crawled into the space between the leaf and stem with just its butt sticking out...the party pooper! :D :D

GREAT JOB with this neon wonder!! Incredible! I think that's a type of ??leafhopper?? but I can't id beyond that! :)
7 years ago.
 Pam J
Pam J club
Oh this is a FUN game !!

The grasshoppers as Past masters at it too !

Gorgeous photo George !
7 years ago.
 GrahamH
GrahamH club
A beautiful green, and so strong within the picture.
7 years ago.
 tiabunna
tiabunna club
Thank you for your kind comments, everyone. :) I now have done what I should have done in the first place - a little homework. Working on the reasonable expectation that I hadn't discovered a new species, a little internet searching soon had the results. This goes by the name Siphanta acuta or, more easily, "The Green Planthopper" - it is from the family of insects called the Flatidae, which I gather have representatives in most parts of the world.
7 years ago.
 Puzzler4879
Puzzler4879 club
I love to see this guy and your fine shot of him!

That's Wild!!
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Wonderful World
of Wildlife!!
7 years ago.
tiabunna club
has replied to Puzzler4879 club
Thank you.
7 years ago.
 Dynamo
Dynamo
nice shot & details...
7 years ago.
tiabunna club
has replied to Dynamo
Thank you, AJ.
7 years ago.
 pajmcb
pajmcb
Fabulous shot!
Lovely image!
7 years ago.
tiabunna club
has replied to pajmcb
Many thanks.
7 years ago.
 just"jj"
just"jj" club
The image is great and the story is too.
I am glad you took the time to tell it
:)
7 years ago.
tiabunna club
has replied to just"jj" club
Thank you very much, "jj".
7 years ago.
 tiabunna
tiabunna club
Many thanks, Dave.
7 years ago.
 Chantal HILLENVECK dite Chalâme
Chantal HILLENVECK d…
Du jamais vu : extraordinaire insecte.... merci pour une telle macro ********* !
6 years ago.
tiabunna club
has replied to Chantal HILLENVECK d…
Merci pour votre aimable commentaire.
6 years ago.

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