Planthopper

Planthopper

“A juvenile planthopper (only about 5 millimeters long) was among the species not new to science that was documented on this expedition. Many planthopper species exude waxy secretions from the abdomen, which sometimes form long strands like those seen in this photo. These strands may provide protection from predators — it could be that they fool a predator into attacking the wrong part of the insect, and the wax breaks off while the insect jumps to safety.” (© Trond Larsen)

Via conservation.org

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