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Planthopper nymph, unidentified species, Montagne de Fer, French Guiana. The iridescent 'tail' that grows from the bottom is made of wax produced by specialised glands in the abdomen. It may protect the bug against predators and parasites.

© Frank Deschandol & Philippe Sabine / Biosphoto

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America / South America / French Guiana

Enumeration / Alone

Individual / Stage of development / Nymph

Shot / Profile shot

Shot / Macrophotography

Colour / Colorful

Organism / Morphology / Morphology (zoology) / Tail (animal)

Animal / Wild animal / Insect / Homoptere / Lantern fly

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Colour / Bright / Iridescent

Individual / Nobody

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Eukaryota / Opisthokonta / Metazoa / Bilateria / Coelomata / Protostomia / Articulata / Arthropoda / Tracheata / Antennata / Hexapoda / Insecta / Hemipteroidea / Homoptera / Auchenorrhyncha

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