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Old 08-03-2010, 06:26 PM   #1
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Here's another one. Odd-looking fellow:
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Old 08-03-2010, 09:08 PM   #2
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That is some kind of plant or leafhopper nymph.
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No it's not.... it's the elusive green chicken with its head cut off bug. Just kidding but.... that's what it looked like to me when I first saw the photo. I must have chicken on my mind.
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This is indeed a planthopper (superfamily Fulgoroidea) nymph, but as I am not expert in this group, I hesitate to say much more. It could be a fulgorid or even a flatid.
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That is some kind of plant or leafhopper nymph.
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This is indeed a planthopper (superfamily Fulgoroidea) nymph, but as I am not expert in this group, I hesitate to say much more. It could be a fulgorid or even a flatid.
Thanks, guys. Planthopper nymph is all I'd remember anyway...I'm not stuck up on specifics, I'm just glad to know what it is. I know what a plant hopper is, but I'd always called them leaf hoppers. They are much more attractive as adults IMO. Strange how the nymph seems larger than their final stage. I've never though about them having nymphs--and grasshopper nymphs seem to look like the adults.

Thanks. It's good to learn. ~smile~

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No it's not.... it's the elusive green chicken with its head cut off bug. Just kidding but.... that's what it looked like to me when I first saw the photo. I must have chicken on my mind.

LOL! When I first saw it, I thought it looked like a cross between a frog and a bug. Looking more closely, I'd say a frog-scorpion with a couple of loose legs thrown in.
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