Northern Lights in the Micro World
#1 A praying mantis stands in awe at the spectacle
#2 And got bored after a while. After all, they see it everyday. lol
After which, I found a small fluffy blob on a leaf stalk. I knew that these were some insects, and never got to go close to observe them until today.
#3 What’s this? A messy hairy blob?
#4 I tried many angles, and finally got a peep at it’s face! There’s still some hair coveríng it’s face though. But I must say this is quite a good protective cover!
#5 Bad hair day. I was thinking that this is the nymph of a leafhopper, but this looked really old (with the messy and frizzy hair) and even brown compared to the usual white ones. Sunburnt??
#6 While shooting the little guy, there was a gentle breeze and we realized that the tail lifted!
#7 We simulated that breeze again by blowing gently, and the tail opened up really nicely, like a peacock
#8 Got tired of being shot at after a while, and started to turn and walk away
#9 Found this pair of fungus beetles racing around. No they were not interested in each other, so no mating this time!
#10 They had some curious pokes, but their relationship did not blossom 😛
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