Gehyra mutilata. Sap-feeding lantern bugs such as...
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Image #cld1303521
SpeciesGehyra mutilata
LocalitySabah, Malaysia
DescriptionSap-feeding lantern bugs such as this Pyrops whiteheadi ingest large quantities of the nutrient-poor fluid, excreting the excess in the form of honeydew. Here a gecko waits below the insect for an opportunistic meal of the sweet fluid. 
Keywordsanimal | borneo | bug | fauna | feeding | fulgoridae | gecko | gekkonidae | hemiptera | homoptera | honeydew | insect | lantern | lizard | pyrops | reptile | trophobiosis | whiteheadi | wildlife

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