Get smart curated videos delivered to your inbox.   SUBSCRIBE
The Kid Should See This

Flower-like Planthopper Nymphs spring away from harm

Watch more with these video collections:

Those are not flowers or snowflakes, nor are they small Easter parade hats or very tiny Komondors. These are a species of Planthopper Nymphs featured in the Smithsonian Channel’s Wild Burma: Chasing Tigers, and they can spring quite quickly out of harm’s way. 

planthopper nymphs

It’s probably best to not irritate small creatures (or large ones), but thankfully these are quite a sight even when they’re not hopping or being irritated. Below, one is spotted at the Khao Yai National Park & Sakaerat Biosphere Reserve in Thailand: 

In the archives: the Peacock Spiders of Australia, The Leaproach, and the Golden Age of Insect Aviation: The Great Grasshoppers. Bonus: Sir David Attenborough bewitches a cicada.

This Webby award-winning video collection exists to help teachers, librarians, and families spark kid wonder and curiosity. TKSST features smarter, more meaningful content than what's usually served up by YouTube's algorithms, and amplifies the creators who make that content.

Curated, kid-friendly, independently-published. Support this mission by becoming a sustaining member today.