a field guide to the planet - by Damon Ramsey
The interesting invertebrates of the dry forest, woodlands and grasslands of Madagascar...
Stick Insects mating. (Isalo National Park)
This is a large family that is found around most of the world. They are a type of 'planthopper' that sucks out the phloem from plants. The adults resemble a small tent, but the nymphs are distinctively different, with their tail of waxy filaments making them look like part of the plant.
'Flatid Planthopper' adults. (Isalo National Park)
Phromnia rosea, 'Flatid Leaf Insect' nymph.
Thinking of travelling again after everything settles down? The first expedition I am booked to work on after the virus is New Guinea & Indonesia in 2021 with Silversea.