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August 23, 2021

Flatid Planthopper Nymph

Native to the jungles of Ecuador.

The popcorn kernel-like appearance of this tiny creature is the result of an accumulation of waxy hydrophobic filaments that grow from a gland on its abdomen.

The fluffy decoration is meant to serve as a form of protection and concealment.

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