08.06.2020 Northern Flatid Planthopper

I spent a bit of time this morning in the wet meadow where I find the grass pinks.  Of course they are long since passed, but there were a few insects found and this is the first I’ll be posting.


I have found these in my yard a few times but this is the freshest so far and first in another location.  Nice and dewy with a bit of pink tones. Northern Flatid Planthoppers-Flatormenis proxima cause little harm subsisting on plant juices but not at a rate that would deplete the plant’s own needs.  Once they decide you have come too close they can hop (how they got their name) a long way for such a small insect…maybe a 3/8″ in size.

About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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14 Responses to 08.06.2020 Northern Flatid Planthopper

  1. Very nice, especially with all those tiny droplets.

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  2. shoreacres says:

    And I do remember the lesson: planthoppers aren’t leafhoppers! This one’s especially pretty.

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  3. Great find and beautifully done with those delicate colours and tiny droplets.

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  4. Todd Henson says:

    I love this image, it’s very delicate. And yet, as sometimes happens, it brings to mind a creature from some movie, a tall being with great wings it wraps around you, and that fascinating head and eyes that then reach down between the wings… Ok, enough of that, back to nature photography! 🙂

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    • Sounds like a horror movie, Todd. 🙂 Looks harmless but sucks out your innards. It does seem delicate but has a lot of spring in its legs able to travel a few yards with a single hop.

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