Balancing Act

By KarenFB
My favourite Froghopper (Cercopis vulnerata). If threatened they leap away with a 'click'! (Makes my grandson laugh every time!).

The young of this species live underground, feeding on roots, though still in a nest of bubbles. I love their bright colours, very eye catching amongst the green.

Tags: Insect Froghopper Cercopis vulnerata Wildlife and nature

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IshanPathak 3 202 12 India
4 Jun 2014 6:32PM
Beautiful Capture Smile


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Great capture Karen,great colour nice detail
ade123 Plus
5 280 1 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2014 6:56PM
A lovely image Karen

dark_lord Plus
13 2.1k 495 England
4 Jun 2014 7:04PM
Came across one of these while gardening last week but didn't manage to get a shot.
KarenFB Plus
11 4.9k 171 England
4 Jun 2014 7:17PM
Thanks everyone! Smile

We've got loads of them - they seem to prefer the nettles on the sunny side of the lane.
CarolG Plus
11 199 20 Greece
4 Jun 2014 7:32PM
A super capture, Karen Smile Carol
4 Jun 2014 8:09PM
It dressed up for your picture!
a super shot well taken

good capture Karen

KarenFB Plus
11 4.9k 171 England
5 Jun 2014 5:40AM
Thank you everyone! Smile
Glostopcat 11 255 2 England
7 Jun 2014 8:18PM
A cracking compact camera close up Karen, one of your best I'd say given that this insect is really tiny
KarenFB Plus
11 4.9k 171 England
7 Jun 2014 8:23PM
Thanks Ed! Smile
13 Jun 2014 2:27PM
Lovely balanced macro. George.
KarenFB Plus
11 4.9k 171 England
13 Jun 2014 4:04PM
Grin.........Thanks George! Smile

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