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Macugonalia moesta on grass, Yunguillo, Colombia A bit too remote, sorry. I didn't take the shot, but won't pass judgement too much as to not get into trouble ;) Colombia,Colombia 2018,Colombia South,Macugonalia moesta,Mocoa,Putumayo,South America,World,Yunguillo Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

Macugonalia moesta on grass, Yunguillo, Colombia

A bit too remote, sorry. I didn't take the shot, but won't pass judgement too much as to not get into trouble ;)

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  1. Macugonalia moesta? Posted 10 months ago
    1. Nice shot by the way - it really shows how tiny this critter is ;P Posted 10 months ago, modified 10 months ago
      1. I'll pass the compliment lol. Henriette did a small series of macro here but for many shots she really took too much distance. Good advise to creatively bend that into a plus, not a minus :) Posted 10 months ago
        1. Exactly! This is a lesson I've learned with my husband...I'll catch more flies with honey than with vinegar ;) Posted 10 months ago
          1. We have that exact same saying :) Posted 10 months ago
    2. I'm seriously stunned. This is another that I was considering skipping, as the photo is not great and I figured getting it identified was unlikely. And here you are again ID-ing with pin point accuracy at high speed. I'm not sure what you put in your coffee but I'd like some too. Posted 10 months ago
      1. Haha! It's magic...Also known as the combination of caffeine, vanilla creamer, and autism.

        And, please never skip one! Someone is bound to be able to ID the unknown at some point, or at least be persistent enough to keep trying :)
        Posted 10 months ago
        1. No worries, it's very rare for me to skip one, only when a photo is truly terrible and the species has been reported numerous times, I may skip it.

          I'm thinking I may be able to do 2 out of 3 if I'd know what vanilla creamer is?
          Posted 10 months ago
          1. Gasp, what?! What do you put in coffee? Vanilla creamer is an unhealthy alternative to cream. It tastes like sugar and vanilla and is nondairy. It's awesome, yet terrible. I love it. Posted 10 months ago
            1. To each their own. I personally enjoy bitter tastes (as found in coffee, very dark chocolate, and beer). So I put nothing in coffee, because I like coffee, unlike people who devalue it to a milkshake or just a random "hot drink".

              You must believe me that I tried to stop myself from writing that, but the force was too strong! It's of course all nonsense, there's no right or wrong way to enjoy a drink, all that matters is that you like it.
              Posted 10 months ago
              1. Hahaha! I don't like the taste of most coffee, and love turning it into a milkshake, minus the milk and the shake. I like it hot, sweet, and with vanilla...or chocolate. The first time I had espresso was in Rome, and I added a ton of sugar and milk to it. I was shocked how bitter and strong it was and everyone else in the coffee shop was drinking it and acting as if it was soooo good.

                I also prefer milk chocolate to dark. And, water to beer. I personally think beer tastes like a combination of nuts and spit. But, enjoy - as long as you like it :)
                Posted 10 months ago
                1. We have an extremist in the family, my sister-in-law. She's heavily sugar addicted and used to drink tons of energy drinks. Now she switched to coffee. She puts 8 cubes of sugar in it, and then a ton of milk. Next she waits until it gets to room temperature.

                  I can't watch that. It's pure torture. Those coffee beans went through too much crap to end like that, their true destiny and purpose brutally violated. It's not right, Christine. Just because you can do something, doesn't mean you should.

                  Espresso though...a drink of the gods.

                  Dark chocolate definitely isn't for everyone, totally understand that. I also prefer water over beer and hardly ever drink anymore. I grew up disliking beer and had to learn to drink it, and now I do like it, but only socially.
                  Posted 10 months ago
                  1. I'm pretty moderate in my creamer usage. I use enough to make the coffee barely taste like coffee. It's the only kind of refined sugar that I regularly consume, so I pretend that it's not that unhealthy. I'm only in it for the caffeine and the warmth. I like coffee hot though, no way room temp, cold, or iced.

                    Espresso though...a drink that tastes like liquid tar.

                    I've never liked beer because of the carbonation and spit taste. I don't drink anything carbonated, and back in my younger drinking days, I always preferred hard alcohol.
                    Posted 10 months ago
                    1. I personally don't micro manage what is healthy for me or not, but then again, I'm the wrong person for health advise. So good for you to enjoy what you enjoy, no need to defend any of it. And if that's the only sugar you consume, surely you consume 1/10th of the average person nowadays, as it's in almost any processed product.

                      A nice surprise ending, hard alcohol :)

                      The reason I was "forced" to learn to drink beer was because the gang of boys was about to go on a party holiday to Spain. I was told that my go-to drink, Cuba Libre, was unaffordable there. It took me months to acquire the taste of beer, but strangely, it lasts.
                      Posted 10 months ago
                      1. Hard alcohol, in my opinion, is much better than beer or fruity cocktails. Interesting that Cuba Libre would be unaffordable. I always liked Hot Buttered Rum...yum :). Rum is very versatile. Vodka too. Stoli Vanil was a favorite of mine - probably because of the hint of vanilla!

                        Sugar is super hard to avoid, but I don't really eat highly processed food, with the exception of coffee creamer. So, I guess it's not that difficult to avoid in my case.
                        Posted 10 months ago

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Macugonalia moesta is a leafhopper in the Macugonalia genus. It occurs in Central and South America.

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

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Uploaded Feb 4, 2019. Captured Oct 23, 2018 08:49.
  • NIKON D810
  • f/11.0
  • 1/60s
  • ISO64
  • 105mm