08.24.2021 Two-fer Tuesday

Two-fer Tuesday means two of something…actually I first heard it on the radio when they would play two tunes by the same artist/group. And there likely will be two posts today.  In this case it’s two “bugs”.

Northern Flatid Planthopper-Flatormenis proxima and Say’s Trig Cricket-Anaxipha exigua.  Of course the bright hopper caught my eye and while I was crouching to get a good shot the cricket popped up in the leaf node. At first just its head was seen but eventually it crawled up so I could get a good identifiable angle and luckily enough parallel to both insects.

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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12 Responses to 08.24.2021 Two-fer Tuesday

  1. Gallivanta says:

    An interesting two-fer. I wonder if the cricket was considering a planthopper meal or if the hopper and the cricket had both found something delicious to eat at the same spot..

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  2. shoreacres says:

    I usually see planthoppers on our fig trees. It’s a different species (Metcalfa pruinosa , or the citrus flatid planthopper) but the appearance is much the same. They are cute little things.

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  3. Peter Klopp says:

    Cute little insect! Great shot, Steve!

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  4. Tina says:

    Isn’t it great when your subjects cooperate? Great shot!

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  5. I always confuse planhoppers with leafhoppers. Are you aware of an easy way to tell them apart?

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