The Cicada Look-alike Planthopper
#1 The real Cicada, freshly emerged from a molt. From Nocturnal Creatures of Mandai
#2 And this is how the molt looks like
And now, for the plant hopper! I used to call it the Derbid Planthopper, but I’m not too sure now as I’ve also been calling another bug a Derbid Planthopper. Maybe same, maybe not. Am confused!
#4 Top view, it keeps its wings open when at rest.
#5 Close up side view
#6 Top view of another plant hopper
#7 Side view of the beauty, where the rich colours can be seen
And here are some other subjects from this short trip!
#8 I can create waves!!
#9 Just to show the web of the orb weaver
#10 The usual Robberfly. Always found on the same branch!
#11 Long Horned Beetle. It flew away before I could take more shots. 🙁
#12 Looks like the Common Posy (Drupadia ravindra moorei) Completely oblivious to the ants crawling around it. More information from the Butterfly Circle website.
#13 Found this mess of caterpillars on a single leaf. No idea of the ID though, anyone?
#14 Closer view to aid in identification 🙂
#15 Ant-Snatching Assassin Bug (Acanthaspis petax) This bizarre creature sticks it’s prey onto it’s back. Notice all the ant heads lumped together! More details on this deadly assassin here: New Tiny Findings at Mandai Track 15.
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