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Hemisphaerius formosus Melichar, 1913 by melvynyeo Hemisphaerius formosus Melichar, 1913 by melvynyeo
A candy colored pill-like planthopper! Taken at night in Singapore.

Issidae is a family of planthoppers described by Spinola in 1839, belonging to the order Hemiptera, suborder Auchenorrhyncha superfamily Fulgoroidea.

ssidae are small insects generally with a stocky body, as the wings mainly develop in width. Basic body coloration is not striking, usually shows brownish colors. The head has two ocelli. The forewings have strong pronounced ribs. They wrap the abdomen when the insect is at rest. The family originally included approximately 1000 species with 215 genera, but the systematics of Issidae remains uncertain, with many of the subfamilies having been recently removed to separate families, including Caliscelidae. Nogodinidae, and Tropiduchidae.

In 2013, scientists described a biologically unique set of mechanical gears in an Issus nymph, though identical structures are known in most planthoppers, and were known for decades[1] before the function of the gears was discovered[2]
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mecengineer Featured By Owner 3 days ago
excellent
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MoonyMina Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing animal!!! wow!!! and such a lovely photo!!
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geo-beck Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2019
Thank you!
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me-and-mojo Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2019
This lil' guy is gorgeous!!!
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panteaze Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2019  New Deviant Hobbyist Photographer
Oh Wow! Incredible. Great Shot!
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raido-ehwaz Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2019  Professional Photographer
The most amazing colours! And that shape... It doesn't even look real, but you made it real. :) Thanks for sharing!
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AndreViola09 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2019  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice😍😊
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147CombatMedic Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2019
:aww:
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Bryant2003 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2019
Amazing looking . And great shot. Also is it related to a grasshopper in some way?
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Slender169101 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2019  Hobbyist Photographer
I thought it was a snegal (snail)
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CavumWolf-Ink Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2019
Im imagining finding one of these in a candy dish. Then mistaking it for a peppermint xD
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Fiction-Art-Author Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2019
Great color for it. :)
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Mordor-rlx Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2019
Fascinating!
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narkissa03 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
That’s a cute bug
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Azph Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
If I didn't know better I would say that that's a painted rock :)
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Scarlet-Nokitsune Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2019
Nah dude, that's an alien right there.
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