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Issus coleoptratus - frontal, Heesch, Netherlands Disclaimer: subject is dead and placed on a leaf. I found it in our garden.<br />
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Tentative ID. This is likely the nymph of Issus coleoptratus, as adult about 5.5-7mm in size, as nymph unsure, perhaps 3-4mm. This is a flightless insect, despite the wings.<br />
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I&#039;m positively surprised by this perspective. Since extreme macro stacking is such a time consuming activity, after the other 3 perspectives, I wasn&#039;t even sure to do a frontal shot at all. Glad I did, as I did not expect the species to feature such beautiful crown-like appearance.<br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/95840/issus_coleoptratus_-_pose_heesch_netherlands.html" title="Issus coleoptratus - pose, Heesch, Netherlands"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/2/95840_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1605744010&Signature=77a2wIi5Bxev%2Bt6vBygDM3cLwXg%3D" width="200" height="150" alt="Issus coleoptratus - pose, Heesch, Netherlands Disclaimer: subject is dead and placed on a leaf. I found it in our garden.<br />
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Tentative ID. This is likely the nymph of Issus coleoptratus, as adult about 5.5-7mm in size, as nymph unsure, perhaps 3-4mm. This is a flightless insect, despite the wings.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/95841/issus_coleoptratus_-_side_view_heesch_netherlands.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/95842/issus_coleoptratus_-_waxy_filaments_heesch_netherlands.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/95843/issus_coleoptratus_-_frontal_heesch_netherlands.html Extreme Macro,Issus coleoptratus" /></a></figure><br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/95841/issus_coleoptratus_-_side_view_heesch_netherlands.html" title="Issus coleoptratus - side view, Heesch, Netherlands"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/2/95841_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1605744010&Signature=rKWQhMW2mjYeVFdEtzn6wAR5%2Bfc%3D" width="200" height="134" alt="Issus coleoptratus - side view, Heesch, Netherlands Disclaimer: subject is dead and placed on a leaf. I found it in our garden.<br />
<br />
Tentative ID. This is likely the nymph of Issus coleoptratus, as adult about 5.5-7mm in size, as nymph unsure, perhaps 3-4mm. This is a flightless insect, despite the wings.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/95840/issus_coleoptratus_-_pose_heesch_netherlands.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/95842/issus_coleoptratus_-_waxy_filaments_heesch_netherlands.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/95843/issus_coleoptratus_-_frontal_heesch_netherlands.html Extreme Macro,Issus coleoptratus" /></a></figure><br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/95842/issus_coleoptratus_-_waxy_filaments_heesch_netherlands.html" title="Issus coleoptratus - waxy filaments, Heesch, Netherlands"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/2/95842_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1605744010&Signature=GwyfdWjutGlDe%2FzM3%2F9aygWoafQ%3D" width="200" height="196" alt="Issus coleoptratus - waxy filaments, Heesch, Netherlands Extreme closeup of the &quot;rainbow butt&quot; of this planthopper. <br />
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These waxy filaments are sometimes seen after the nymph eating live plant material. The exact purpose of these glands is not yet known. In other cicada species this has been described as playing a role in the safe removal of honeydew by coating the excreted droplets with waxy strands preventing contamination of the body.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/95840/issus_coleoptratus_-_pose_heesch_netherlands.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/95841/issus_coleoptratus_-_side_view_heesch_netherlands.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/95843/issus_coleoptratus_-_frontal_heesch_netherlands.html Extreme Macro,Issus coleoptratus" /></a></figure> Extreme Macro,Issus coleoptratus,WeMacro Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Issus coleoptratus - frontal, Heesch, Netherlands

Disclaimer: subject is dead and placed on a leaf. I found it in our garden.

Tentative ID. This is likely the nymph of Issus coleoptratus, as adult about 5.5-7mm in size, as nymph unsure, perhaps 3-4mm. This is a flightless insect, despite the wings.

I'm positively surprised by this perspective. Since extreme macro stacking is such a time consuming activity, after the other 3 perspectives, I wasn't even sure to do a frontal shot at all. Glad I did, as I did not expect the species to feature such beautiful crown-like appearance.

Issus coleoptratus - pose, Heesch, Netherlands Disclaimer: subject is dead and placed on a leaf. I found it in our garden.<br />
<br />
Tentative ID. This is likely the nymph of Issus coleoptratus, as adult about 5.5-7mm in size, as nymph unsure, perhaps 3-4mm. This is a flightless insect, despite the wings.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/95841/issus_coleoptratus_-_side_view_heesch_netherlands.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/95842/issus_coleoptratus_-_waxy_filaments_heesch_netherlands.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/95843/issus_coleoptratus_-_frontal_heesch_netherlands.html Extreme Macro,Issus coleoptratus

Issus coleoptratus - side view, Heesch, Netherlands Disclaimer: subject is dead and placed on a leaf. I found it in our garden.<br />
<br />
Tentative ID. This is likely the nymph of Issus coleoptratus, as adult about 5.5-7mm in size, as nymph unsure, perhaps 3-4mm. This is a flightless insect, despite the wings.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/95840/issus_coleoptratus_-_pose_heesch_netherlands.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/95842/issus_coleoptratus_-_waxy_filaments_heesch_netherlands.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/95843/issus_coleoptratus_-_frontal_heesch_netherlands.html Extreme Macro,Issus coleoptratus

Issus coleoptratus - waxy filaments, Heesch, Netherlands Extreme closeup of the "rainbow butt" of this planthopper. <br />
<br />
These waxy filaments are sometimes seen after the nymph eating live plant material. The exact purpose of these glands is not yet known. In other cicada species this has been described as playing a role in the safe removal of honeydew by coating the excreted droplets with waxy strands preventing contamination of the body.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/95840/issus_coleoptratus_-_pose_heesch_netherlands.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/95841/issus_coleoptratus_-_side_view_heesch_netherlands.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/95843/issus_coleoptratus_-_frontal_heesch_netherlands.html Extreme Macro,Issus coleoptratus

    comments (4)

  1. Awesome Ferdy, great macro. Posted 4 months ago
    1. Thank you very much, Paul! Posted 4 months ago
  2. Amazing macro! Posted 4 months ago
    1. Thanks, Marta! Posted 4 months ago

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''Issus coleoptratus'' is a common insect found in the western Palaearctic. It is a species of planthopper that is 5.5–7.0 millimetres long. The coloration of this insect can vary from light brown and olive to nearly black. There is only one generation per year. It is unable to fly, unlike most members of its family. It feeds on the phloem of different trees, such as lime trees, oaks, maples, birches, elms and hazels.

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

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Uploaded Jun 17, 2020. Captured May 18, 2020 22:08.
  • NIKON D850
  • f/1.2
  • 1/100s
  • ISO64
  • 50mm