Citrus Flatid Planthoppers 📚 teach us to STAY ALERT⚠️. Read lesson Below ⬇️!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
This wedge shaped Planthopper looks boring 😴. As an adult, he is not particularly brightly colored ☻ & he always walks slowly 👴, as to not attract attention. However, he is actually a stealthy escape artist! Underneath his wings, he keeps hidden a powerful 💪 biological gear mechanism for explosive 💥 takeoffs. Its large yellow compound eyes keep him vigilant &, whenever he detects danger 😈, he can leap away 🚀 distances of 30cm (6-7 times its body length)!🤯⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
His frosty colored waxy coating is not only for camouflage. Since it is hydrophobic 💦, it actually makes him slippery & elusive. This helps him float 🚣♂️ in water & prevents him from getting stuck in spider webs 🕸, making him able to perform a swift escape 💨. Hoodini would be jealous!🎩😳⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Citrus Flatid Planthoppers 📚 teach us to STAY ALERT. We live increasingly distracted & oblivious to our surroundings. Face down into our phones 📱or with our minds elsewhere. Being aware can not only prevent you from running into a pole 😂, but it can save your life! More importantly, it gives you the power 🧠 to actually enjoy the beautiful complexity of life, which we often dismiss as simple & boring.😊⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Leaping to escape into reality? These stealthy creatures are prevalent all over the world 🌍! Keep your eyes open & meet them in person. Don't let them be #overlooked!
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