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Feb 5, 2011 10:02 AM CST
Name: Myriam
Gent, Belgium
True Bugs: Hoppers, Shieldbugs, Assassin bugs etc..
They all belong to the order Hemiptera, so do the Cicadas, but I have given these a separate thread because I am so fond of them! Hilarious!
Many a time I have been baffled at the fantastic shapes and colours of Brazilian bugs and a few of the ones I met that beat them all are the Hoppers.

Comments here please

I took a narrow shady overgrown earth path besides a small brook and running parallel to the main road that leads to the tiny village where I intended to replenish our stock of refreshing beer in a local bar, when while pausing for a while I took a closer look at tiny red speckles I saw on a plant, they moved! And tiny they were, between 2-3 mm!
What a fantastic creatures!

Cyphonia trifida - Membracidae (Thanks to Mic for the ID!)
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Imagebonitin
Feb 6, 2011 2:05 AM CST
Name: Myriam
Gent, Belgium
The Membracidae family looks like having some truly eccentric members.. Hilarious!

Cyphonia clavigera. My thanks to Techuser (Joao Burini) for the ID!
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Imagebonitin
Feb 6, 2011 2:17 AM CST
Name: Myriam
Gent, Belgium
I often met this small strong coloured one..
Prosapia sp. -Cercopidae (Thanks to Mic and Janet Rowley for the ID!)
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A little different with the entirely red pronotum
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In company of another bug..
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Imagebonitin
Feb 6, 2011 2:54 AM CST
Name: Myriam
Gent, Belgium
The first time I met one of these I mistook it for a moth..
I only met them in the evenings and at night attracted by the lights.
During the day it must be hard to spot it against a lichen and mosses clad bark of a tree! They show slight variations in colours and patterns.
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It was very docile Smiling
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Sympathetic guy no? Big Grin
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Showing a little of its deep red underwings..
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Imagebonitin
Feb 6, 2011 3:17 AM CST
Name: Myriam
Gent, Belgium
A small big-eyed hopper..
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Probably the same specie looking a bit shy on another day
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Imagebonitin
Feb 6, 2011 3:20 AM CST
Name: Myriam
Gent, Belgium
A pretty slim one at night..
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Imagebonitin
Feb 6, 2011 3:23 AM CST
Name: Myriam
Gent, Belgium
Very tiny with nice little dots..
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Imagebonitin
Feb 6, 2011 3:42 AM CST
Name: Myriam
Gent, Belgium
This stunning beauty is very puzzling..
Dictyopharidae/Fulgoroidae (My thanks to Janet Rowley, Empeejay and Sara from Diptera.info for the efforts!)
I'll give the link to the site where its possible ID is being discussed:
http://diptera.info/forum/viewthread.php?thread_id=34880&pid...
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Imagebonitin
Feb 6, 2011 4:39 AM CST
Name: Myriam
Gent, Belgium
Maybe also a Dictyopharidae sp. is this pointy headed one with transparent wings..
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Imagebonitin
Feb 6, 2011 6:41 AM CST
Name: Myriam
Gent, Belgium
Probably Cicadellidae species..
I'll put them together as they are look-a-likes with small differences, the first two are probably the same specie, I found some on the web but none exactly matching with either of them.. Rolling my eyes.
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Imagebonitin
Feb 6, 2011 6:45 AM CST
Name: Myriam
Gent, Belgium
A reddish brown one..
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Imagebonitin
Feb 6, 2011 6:47 AM CST
Name: Myriam
Gent, Belgium
Very pretty..
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Imagebonitin
Feb 6, 2011 6:53 AM CST
Name: Myriam
Gent, Belgium
Beautiful colours!
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Imagebonitin
Feb 6, 2011 6:55 AM CST
Name: Myriam
Gent, Belgium
A modern design.. Hilarious!
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Imagebonitin
Feb 6, 2011 7:00 AM CST
Name: Myriam
Gent, Belgium
Dark blue with orange-red modern design..
Maybe Subrasca ignicolor..
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Imagebonitin
Feb 6, 2011 7:02 AM CST
Name: Myriam
Gent, Belgium
Bold colours on this one!
Tettigonia coccinea (I think..)
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Imagebonitin
Feb 6, 2011 7:04 AM CST
Name: Myriam
Gent, Belgium
Maybe a nymph..
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Imagebonitin
Feb 6, 2011 7:10 AM CST
Name: Myriam
Gent, Belgium
Maybe a Fulgoroid sp.
There is one look-a-like on this site;
http://fiveprime.org/hivemind/Tags/homoptera,hopper
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Imagebonitin
Feb 6, 2011 9:19 AM CST
Name: Myriam
Gent, Belgium
Assassin Bug waiting on a flower for an unfortunate prey.
It is not very well camouflaged though.. Rolling my eyes.
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Imagebonitin
Feb 6, 2011 9:21 AM CST
Name: Myriam
Gent, Belgium
Camoufaged as a bird dropping..
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