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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

iNaturalist.org · Flatid Planthoppers, observed by Schaapmans at 04:21 PM CEST on August 7, 2008

iNaturalist.org · Flatid Planthoppers, observed by Schaapmans at 04:21 PM CEST on August 7, 2008: "7 August 2008 - Spiny Forest, Renalia Project, Ifaty, Madagascar.

Nymphs of the Madagascan Flatid Leaf-bug (Phromnia rosea).

These nymphs excrete a sort of white waxy substance which 'grows' from the animal like long wipsy feathers. If a bird of other predator makes a grab for one of these insects it gets a beakful of white nothing, and the animal hops away."

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