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Joys of Birding
Bukidnon, Philippines
Nikon D500 + AF-S Micro Nikkor 60mm f/2.8G ED
Conservation Status: Least Concern
By / Editor

I have seen a lot of this lovely Leafhopper and it’s just difficult to find the exact common name for such an insect with so many of its kind. They are usually seen as if doing nothing on a leaf but they are already feeding. As one tries to approach and pick it up, it hops real fast, springing itself somewhere else and then it’s gone. Well, one can actually have it, just don’t touch it, it can stay for some time.

A Leafhopper or Cicadellidae are minute insects and is commonly called as Hoppers. They are plant feeders, sucking plant sap from grass, shrubs, or trees; they can spring or jump fast that may not be possibly seen and one has to guess its landing. The family is so huge constituting 20,000 described species, distributed all over the world.

Bukidnon, Philippines
April 12, 2018
Nikon D500 + AF-S Micro Nikkor 60mm f/2.8G ED
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Eld’s Deer (male)
Common Mock Viper
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Keeled Slug Snake
White-handed Gibbon
Macrops Pit Viper
Huntsman Spider
Leaf Mimic
Kokarit Frog (brown)
Tailed Jay
Malayan Porcupine
Golden Jackal
Banded Kukri Snake
Reticulated Python
White-spotted Slug Snake
Common Cruiser
Great Nawab
Glassy Tiger
Blackvein Sergeant
Blanford’s Bridle Snake
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Common Sun Skink
Dwarf Honey Bee
Craspedophorus Sublaevis (Ground Beetle)
Blue-crested Lizard (male)
Oriental Whipsnake
Oriental Garden Lizard
Small Milkweed Bug
Common Butterfly Lizard
Indochinese Water Dragon
Thailand Black Tarantula
Siamese Crocodile
Long-tailed Sun Skink
Spine-tufted Skimmer
Mudskipper
White-lipped Pit Viper
Green-vine Snake
King Cobra
Common Treeshrew
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Yellow Ridged Tree Snake
Mountain Rat
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