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Phromnia rosea - adult Specimen, but the first adult of the species.<br />
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I&#039;ve seen the nymph of this species in the wild a few times, but never the adult. Interestingly, it seems in both life stages they group together to mimic a flower blossom.<br />
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I&#039;ve seen the nymph of this species in the wild a few times, but never the adult. Interestingly, it seems in both life stages they group together to mimic a flower blossom. This is a 7:1 focus stack.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/109728/phromnia_rosea_-_adult.html Extreme Macro,Madagascan Flatid Leaf-Bug,Phromnia rosea" /></a></figure> Extreme Macro,Madagascan Flatid Leaf-Bug,Phromnia rosea Click/tap to enlarge PromotedCountry intro

Phromnia rosea - adult

Specimen, but the first adult of the species.

I've seen the nymph of this species in the wild a few times, but never the adult. Interestingly, it seems in both life stages they group together to mimic a flower blossom.

Phromnia rosea - adult head Specimen, but the first adult of the species.<br />
<br />
I've seen the nymph of this species in the wild a few times, but never the adult. Interestingly, it seems in both life stages they group together to mimic a flower blossom. This is a 7:1 focus stack.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/109728/phromnia_rosea_-_adult.html Extreme Macro,Madagascan Flatid Leaf-Bug,Phromnia rosea

    comments (6)

  1. Stunning against the green, what awesome detail Ferdy. I would be totally fooled by that, this is just like a little petal. Amazing. Posted 2 months ago
    1. Thanks, Ruth! Posted 2 months ago
  2. Wow, incredible color. And perfect photo -- every bit is in focus! Posted 2 months ago
    1. Thanks! Posted 2 months ago
  3. :O I'm at a loss for words once again, Ferdy <3 So beautiful Posted 2 months ago
    1. Thanks so much :) Posted 2 months ago

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''Phromnia rosea'', the flower-spike bug or the flatid leaf bug, is a species of planthopper in the family Flatidae. It is found in dry, tropical forests in Madagascar, and the adult insects are gregarious, the groups orienting themselves in such a way that they resemble a flower spike.

Similar species: True Bugs
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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By Ferdy Christant

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Uploaded Feb 28, 2021. Captured Feb 28, 2021 20:56.
  • NIKON D850
  • f/2.8
  • 1/10s
  • ISO64
  • 50mm