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Lychee Stink Bug Nymph (Tessaratoma papillosa, Tessaratomidae)

by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

See more Chinese true bugs and hoppers on my Flickr site HERE…..

See more images of the nymphal forms of Tessaratomid Giant Shield Bugs in my Flickr photostream HERE. And adult Tessaratomid Giant Shield Bugs HERE.

Look What You’ve Done. I’m Molting…MOLTING!!!

Adult female Cicadas lay eggs inside the bark of trees by means of an ovipositor. When the eggs hatch, the newly hatched nymphs drop to the ground and burrow. 

Cicadas live underground as nymphs for most of their lives at depths down to about 2.5 metres (8 ft). Nymphs have strong front legs for digging and excavating chambers in close proximity to roots where they feed on xylem sap. In the process, their bodies and interior of the burrow become coated in anal fluids. In wet habitats, larger species construct mud towers above ground in order to aerate their burrows. 

In the final nymphal instar, they construct an exit tunnel to the surface and emerge. They then molt (shed their skins) on a nearby plant for the last time, and emerge as adults. The exuviae or abandoned exoskeletons remain, still clinging to the bark of the tree.

Most cicadas go through a life cycle that lasts from two to five years. Some species have much longer life cycles, such as the North American genus, Magicicada, which has a number of distinct “broods” that go through either a 17-year or, in some parts of the world, a 13-year life cycle.

These long life cycles may have developed as a response to predators, such as the cicada killer wasp and praying mantis. A specialist predator with a shorter life cycle of at least two years could not reliably prey upon the cicadas.

welp another svtfoe oc

name-mizu onna

age-her mid 20s

gender-female

speices-mermaid/nymph

allies- star butterfly, nova butterfly, ruberiot, sophie, linda, janna, solara and rhombulus

love intrest- hekapoo

abilitys- turns from mermaid to nymph when shes in land, and turns back into a mermaid when shes underwater

likes-sea creatures, starfishes, and beaches

loaths- violence

dimension location- the underwater dimension

personality- she is a shy, and kind young lady, she’s very harmless, and doesn’t threaten anyone, she’s hella gay for hekapoo

nova @mrevaunit42 

mizu onna @blueiceegirl

other svtfoe characters © disney/svtfoe/daron nefcy

Mime

beside the phone, there silently sits
my mother’s bones of wax, they sing
in drags of nymphal stutters.
they utter a spread of shamrock-shaded
verses entangled with hemlock
and elegant leaves united as wreaths
of an aromatic coronet.
this corporeal crown adorns her halo
and the rings that may come, met synaptic response.
my mother’s voice, as i’ll always remember
as a laureate recites in my mind,
weaving poems that told vaguely,
how she cares, sometimes hinting
of a metaphor there as a wedge thrown amidst
conversations she never thought i wanted.
but she was wrong, as i have been, i believe
her greatest admirer, though i doubt that she noticed.
i was speaking to her in the off-point ways
of the language and syntax i’ve learned
through the years, attempting her craft,
wishing mine would be closer to hers.

— A. P.

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“Masked Hunter” Assassin Bug Nymph (Reduvius sp., Reduviidae)

The nymphal stages of members of this assassin bug genus (referred to generally as “Masked Hunters”) exude a sticky substance that covers their entire body, including the antennae and legs, to which their environment (dirt, frass, plant fragments, etc) adheres to, effectively rendering them invisible. This affords them protection against predation, and allows them to function as ambush predators themselves.

In the top image, the nymph was a resident of a termite and borer infested tree stump, so carries a livery of sawdust and wood fragments. The bottom image shows another individual with a soil- and leaf litter-based coating. With the final moult into adulthood and the addition of wings for mobility, the assassin loses its cryptic capabilities and assumes a more conventional appearance.

by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

See more Chinese true bugs and hoppers on my Flickr site HERE…..

Giant Shield/Stink Bug Nymph (Tessaratomidae)

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by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

See more Chinese true bugs and hoppers on my Flickr site HERE…..

See more images of the nymphal forms of Tessaratomid Giant Shield Bugs in my photostream HERE. And adult Tessaratomid Giant Shield Bugs HERE.