Amazon Pics Part 30

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Amazon Pics Part 30

Post by Moebius »

Hey, if they land on your beltpack, I say they are fair game


This fast mover was on the same log as the previous couple day's pics


This is one of the stranger captures on the trip. I wish I could have gotten a better pic of him, but this is the only chance I got. It appears to be a homopteran that is an ant mimic. I could find no reference to him anywhere. He would travel with ants in search of...whatever. I guess travelling with ants is safer than travelling alone I guess.


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Post by Bruce Williams »

Three more incredible pics. Love em all :smt007

They all generate so many observations, so many questions...Why those bizarre colours? Why that amazing form (ant mimic accepted). What do they look like when they're squished? Are they good to eat? (and so many more questions) :D


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Post by beetleman »

hehehehe :lol: Bruce...... Ken, that first picture is something else :shock: It doesn`t even look real. Very sharp and lots of great detail IMO. I`m going to say that is another Treehopper in the third picture. What is giving it away is the third leg (hopping leg) bent up and past the second one. Simply spectular. I am not even going to comment on the second picture. :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:
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Post by cactuspic »

It is very difficult to fill images with a sense of wonder and mystery. Great job. 8)


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Post by crocoite »

Bruce Williams wrote:Are they good to eat?
Your cue Nikola...

Looks like number 1 reckons your beltpack is fair game Ken (slurp!). Great pics again.

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Post by Ken Ramos »

Doug said:
I`m going to say that is another Treehopper in the third picture. What is giving it away is the third leg (hopping leg) bent up and past the second one.
The eyes of the little critter also look very much like a tree hopper too, I think. Though I would not have noticed it being as such, if you had not pointed it all out there Doug, good observation. :smt023 However it is indeed a strange looking creature and one that would arouse ones curiosity. Ought to post it on Bugguide and see what they say. :-k

Yes and interesting group of images, the first is quite comical for some reason, at least IMO. :lol: Now that caterpillar definitely has "leave me alone" written all over it, wish that I could produce something like that from time to time when people tend get on my nerves (yeah I'm a real grump at times). :? :lol:

Great set of images here Ken, thanks :D

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Post by Gordon C. Snelling »

Definitely a treehopper, although I forget what species. That group has some incredible species.

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