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The Flatida coccinea is a planthopper bug that is endemic to Madagascar. Literature has little details on this specie, yet casual observation shows the insect having a bizarre flower-shaped attachment on its back that likely is used for camouflage. In addition, the insects seem to live together in large groups, collectively creating the illusion of a plant in bloom.

Some report that the flower-shaped back is detachable and only occurs at the nymph phase of the insect's life. The adult.. more

Similar species: True Bugs
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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Uploaded Aug 10, 2016. Captured Oct 22, 2015 10:23 in 4, Madagascar.
  • NIKON D800
  • f/11.0
  • 1/200s
  • ISO1100
  • 105mm