Colourful World of Hoppers
Leafhoppers (Cicadellidae) are a bizarre yet beautiful family of bugs. Some sport a myriad of colours, while some have bushes of fiber-like tails.
#1 Going up close to it’s face, which literally looked @[email protected] Beautiful blue and red stripes on the face, with orange streaks across the eyes.
#2 Record shot, this shows the fiber-optic-like tail
#3 Some have much bushier tails!
#4 This pair of leaf hopper nymphs had striking red stripes. Many said that the stalk resembled some part of the human anatomy…….
#5 Some look really bizarre
#6 We also found a very handsome Portia Spider. I had posted about this spider in an earlier post – Portia – The Intelligent Hunter
#7 Side view shows the irregular outline and perched hind legs
#8 Jumped around curiously.
#9 Beating its chest, trying to act like king kong or tarzan
#10 Got bored, so practised with flies
#11 And watched others drool
#12 Weird looking planthopper
#13 Record shot of another view
#14 Female Big-jawed spider (Tetragnatha sp) with eggsac
#15 Record shot of a net-casting spider, waiting it’s dinner! This spider waits all night for unsuspecting prey to wander under it’s net, and lunges down with the net to capture the prey.
I had posted videos and more details on this net-casting spider (aka Ogre-Faced Spider) here – Hunting Ogres in Singapore.