Wax-tailed Planthopper (Pterodictya reticularis). The waxy filaments may serve to mimic an insect that has been keeled by parasitoid fungi, and thus dispel a predator's interest. Yasuní National Park, Ecuador.
- © Chien C. Lee
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Auchenorrhyncha, Ecuador, Fulgoridae, Fulgoroidea, Fulgoromorpha, Hemiptera, Homoptera, Insecta, South America, amazon, amazon basin, animal, arthropod, bug, entomopathogenic, entomopathogenic fungus, fauna, insect, invertebrate, lantern bug, mimic, mimicry, parasit, parasitic, planthopper, tropical
- Contained in galleries
- Mimicry, Central & South America, Insects