Planthoppers Tragedy!

in Fascinating Insects5 months ago (edited)

I'd like to share with you some fascinating insect photos taken with my smartphone camera.

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The Ricaniid planthopper, also known as the black planthopper (Ricania speculum), is a species of planthopper that belongs to the family Ricaniidae. The planthopper's wings are fairly wide and have a carpet-like pattern.

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This species is known as a pest bug that attacks a variety of tropical and sub-tropical crops (including oil palm, coffee plants, apples, citrus species, and a variety of other agricultural crops).

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This one Ricaniid planthopper is trapped on the cobweb. Yeah naturally, the 'homeowner' gets a complimentary lunch!


Meanwhile, a Geisha planthopper (Geisha mariginelles) of the family Flatidae can be seen below. The planthopper's face, which was plastered in white dust, resembled that of a Japanese geisha.

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Oh my goodness! Geisha planthopper's plight! While I was snapping it, a skimmer dragonfly appeared and pounced on it. The 'Geisha's' body was ripped apart by the dragonfly's keen and powerful jaws in a matter of seconds.

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Thank you for stopping by 🙂

CameraXiaomi Poco X3 NFC Smartphone
LensExternal macro lens
CategoryAnimal Photography
ProcessedMobile Lightroom
LocationLhokseumawe, Sumatra, Indonesia
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Holly molly! @akukamaruzzaman seems to have gone to some other planet to take fascinating insect photos for us... They must be in a rare category.
Excellent job! <3

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