21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Flatid Leaf Bug

Close-up of a nymph stage of the Flatida rosea, the flower-spike bug or the flatid leaf bug. It is a species of plant-hopper in the family Flatidae and found in tropical dry forests on Madagascar. They are found in large clusters along the branches of small trees and have the appearance of delicate lace.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2023
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Madagascar
Camera: ILCE-7RM4
Copyright: © Beverly Houwing