Flatid leaf bug nymphs

Flatid leaf bug nymphs

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Caption: Flatid leaf bug nymphs grouping together on a twig. These nymphs secrete a white waxy substance which grows from the animal like wispy feathers. This makes it hard for predators to catch them.

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Keywords: animal, branch, bug, bugs, congregating, congregation, crawling, defence, defence mechanism, entomology, flatid leaf bug, group, insect, insecta, invertebrate, invertebrates, madagascar, many, multiple, nature, nymph, nymphs, protection, scuttling, twig, wildlife, zoology

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