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Featherbug

Seen in Moribane Forest, Mozambique. The nymph of a species of Flatidae. These nymphs are covered in thick layers of a waxy substance often forming long strands, making these insects look like small moving downy feathers. They are very gregarious, often seen on vines in the Milkweed family (Apocynaceae - Asclepiadoideae).

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Taken on May 11, 2011