Flatidae nymph (Borneo)
If you can identify the exact species of Flatidae, please post a comment or email me!
This is the strangest insect I have ever seen. Its body is covered with waxy filaments that look like cotton threads. It can jump and somehow fly, or rather glide down, in a controlled manner by organizing the white filaments in wings shape (or maybe it has wings under the white hair). Totally amazing.
Local people call it "Cotton Bug". It's about 3 cm long.
This is the "nymph" of a Fulgoroid plan-hopper insect, i.e. it turns into an insect with a completely different shape when it grows up. For more information about this species of insects, read en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flatidae.
Photo taken in Gunung Mulu National Park (Borneo)
Photos taken in Gunung Mulu National Park (Borneo).
For more information about Gunung Mulu National Park, read en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gunung_Mulu_National_Park
Photos taken in the Malaysian states of Borneo island (Sarawak and Sabah).