Inverted or Beetle Planthopper (Ancyra sp., Eurybrachidae)

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    The unusual feature of these bugs (apart from their general appearance) is the pair of fake antennae on the rear end which are used in conjunction with eye spots on the wing tips (not visible in this image) to confuse predators as to which end is the head. They walk backwards when threatened to accentuate the illusion.
    Pu'er, Yunnan, China

    Arthur Anker, Dendroica cerulea, and 13 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Arthur Anker 17 months ago | reply

      those are really cool !

    2. berrimbillah 17 months ago | reply

      What an amazing little creature - smart too.

    3. Olive Taylor. Thank you for your visit. 17 months ago | reply

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      Amazing shot

    4. Mckenzie Walters 17 months ago | reply

      A Beautiful Creative Moment, Seen in
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    5. Hinkle Hinkle (in and out) = > 17 months ago | reply

      I am so glad you are in China and share these treasures! Thank you!

    6. Luís Gaifém 17 months ago | reply

      Amazing bug. Great find.

    7. donjuanmon 17 months ago | reply

      Crazy cool...!
      insectbugsssgroep

      I saw this wonderful photo in the group
      Bugsssss - P1/C1 -

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    8. Drriss & Marrionn 17 months ago | reply

      insectbugsssgroep
      I saw this wonderful photo in the group :
      Bugsssss - (P1 / C1)

    9. gbohne 17 months ago | reply

      insectbugsssgroep

      I saw this wonderful photo in the group
      Bugsssss - P1/C1 -

      DON'T FORGET TO COMMENT !!

      Great find and beautifully taken! Interesting captions, too.
      FAV
      I add the tag "mimicry", as I think is a perfect example for "false-heady" mimicry.
      Thank you for sharing!

    10. AnnvW 17 months ago | reply

      ... Amazingly amazing!!

    11. wjpostma 17 months ago | reply

      awesome creature!

    12. subarcticmike 5 months ago | reply

      don't some bugs fly backwards so they always know where they've been?
      :))
      superlative capture and great information about its disguise

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