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Jassid nymph


Jassid nymph
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Copyright: vipin baliga (vipinbaliga) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 18 W: 12 N: 44] (460)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-08-28
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 500D T1i, Canon EF-S 55-250mm IS + Raynox DCR 250
Exposure: f/29.0, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-09-01 6:40
Viewed: 3533
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Found this guy on a Hibiscus plant busy feeding on the plant sap...

By the features i guessed it to be a Cicada Nymph... I was WRONG... Learnt it was a Jassid Nymph or a Leafhopper, Thanks to Dnyaneshwar sir...

Length: 6 - 8mm, Jumps like a Flea when disturbed, moves like an ant but using only 4 legs while dragging their hind legs everywhere while walking, keeping them loaded like a spring for quick jumps, sways sidewards like a Praying Mantis.

Jumps to a distance of not more than 1 feet.
After much observation i realized these guys were found only on Hibiscus plants. :-)

Wikipedia: Leafhoppers have piercing-sucking mouthparts, enabling them to feed on plant sap. A leafhoppers' diet commonly consists of sap from a wide and diverse range of plants, but some are more host-specific. Leafhoppers mainly are herbivores but some are known to eat smaller insects such as aphids on occasion.


Expert's opinions requested... :-)

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-09-01 7:45]

Hi,
Very interesting find and curious to know about this species, a nymph, wonderful. tfs.
nagraj.v

Hola vipin

Vaya una imagen más buena que has conseguido, perfecta nitidez, contrastes y colores soberbios. Realmente una foto muy buena. Felicidades.

PD. He estado viendo la colección de imagenes que tienes y las encuentro todas fantasticas.

Un saludo de Antonio

Hi Vipin,
Beautiful image with nice sharpness,
colors and framing.
Well done.
TFS.
Anil Purohit

Hi Vipin,

Fine macro image of the nymph, colourful too.tfs.

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