Peanut Head Bug
- sandpiper2 (16757)
- [2010-01-15 23:07]
Quite a bizarre looking insect, but yes this family is well known for producing some weird forms. Well done. TFS
- wishnugaruda (19361)
- [2010-01-16 0:08]
it's an interesting insect and I never saw one before and never heard this funny name before.
Thanks, I like the shot very much.
Sabine - wishnugaruda
- horias (11033)
- [2010-01-16 0:30]
What a great capture this lovely bug.
Wonderful details and colors.
- PeterZ (45607)
- [2010-01-16 1:38]
What a wonderful insects with, indeed, a peanut head.
Beautiful photo. Maybe a bit more contrast and saturation in colours was possible. It's good camouflaged now. Good sharpness.
Have a great weekend,
- fragman (38088)
- [2010-01-16 1:38]
amazing bug, TFS Ori
- roges (6264)
- [2010-01-16 3:56]
insect a very ... that look great. A bit bizarre, but .. have to look at as it is.
Very good details and colors.
Have a nice WE,
- euroblinkie (57208)
- [2010-01-16 12:06]
this is very strange for my
great details and good sharpness of this Beauty
i like this insect very much
thanks for look
- yasemin (1578)
- [2010-01-16 14:54]
Very interesting catch...Never seen before...Thanks for share, good work...Regards
- loot (11270)
- [2010-01-20 18:21]
Now ain't this a sight for sore eyes? The "Intrepid Explorer" strikes again with #11 of
TrekNature 1st's since mid November 2009. I'm not complaining as you have single-
handedly became the biggest contributor to my theme series for "RARE or SIGNIFICANT
contributions to TN". And still the final tally was not yet reached.
This is one weird little hombre. Whether it is a lizards head or a peanut head it stays
a bizarre creature. Probably proves that the Creator does have a sense of humour.
Actually it seems to be so well camouflaged that one wonders why it would still need
the added deterrent (in that strange head) to keep the predators at bay. But your note
do provide the answer: "In the rainforest there are so many things that want to eat the
peanut-head that it needs a lot of defences".
Well done MF and TFS.
- AnimalExplorer (1893)
- [2010-02-13 9:32]
It's a very cool looking insect and your image displays it fantastically. The peanut shape attribute is definitely a weird characteristic. Even though scientist speculate that it presents to other predators as a possible lizard, more of a threat than a food source, it makes one wonder if there is another purpose for it's odd shape?