Planthoppers Tragedy!

in Fascinating Insects5 months ago (edited)

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


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.


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).


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.


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.



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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