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Nov 19, 2013 6:08 PM

PLEASE TELL ME I'M REALLY REAL PLEASE!

To me a newly discovered nymph reported in The Times and Daily Mail today (19th Nov. 2013) looks so like a scam. For a start the hairy tuft is not in the least convincing seeming to be silicone fibres or similar stuck untidily into the rear of the contrived model. Also, the the eye is modelled onto the upper armature of front leg. Or, is this a developed ruse of the mite (if it's real) when seeing danger is immediately (eye-to-leg) triggered to jump out of harms way? I reckon it's either sugar-candy that is edible or is a resin formed model. Look close at the feet on leaf. Do they have flattened plasticated droplets as if model had been dipped in a glutinous substance where 'model' in the final making stood to dry or harden?

 

See link:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2509259/Nymph-insect-iridescent-tuft-hair-discovered-South-America.html

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