Nature photographer films adorable insect that looks like a piece of popcorn

Dec 4, 2020

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

Nature photographer films adorable insect that looks like a piece of popcorn

Dec 4, 2020

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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There’s so much beauty in the world, and so much of it we can’t see until we look through a macro lens. Physicist, biologist, and talented nature photographer Andreas Kay filmed an adorable little bug that looks like a walking piece of popcorn.

Sadly, Andreas Kay passed away in October last year. But his work and his beautiful images and videos live on.

Andreas used his macro setup to film the little creature walking back and forth on his hand. This tiny “popcorn” is called Flatid Planthopper Nymph, and it’s commonly found in the Amazon rainforest of Ecuador. The white “fluff” you see are layers of waxy filaments that serve as protection.

Wildlife photographer David Weiller was also lucky to film a Flatid Planthopper Nymph. He filmed another gorgeous video in the Amazon rainforest of Puyo, Ecuador, with the little “popcorn” walking around in its natural environment.

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This “popcorn bug” certainly is one of the strangest (and cutest) ones I’ve seen. And it made me think: what was the strangest insect I’ve ever photographed?  I immediately remembered this giant Japanese Silk Moth, but sadly I only had my phone with me at the time. What’s the weirdest insect you’ve ever photographed?

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3 responses to “Nature photographer films adorable insect that looks like a piece of popcorn”

  1. Martin Gillette Avatar
    Martin Gillette

    In a followup story, Popcorn bug turns out to be deadly poisonous. ?

  2. Robert Guimont Avatar
    Robert Guimont

    Planthopper nymph

  3. Markus Hofstätter Avatar
    Markus Hofstätter

    Love it