True Facts: Leafhoppers and Friends
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Dr. Andreas Kay
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Malcolm Burrows ScD, FRS
Dr. Burrows led the fantastic research pertaining to the jumping mechanism of the planthopper nymph
Gernot Kunz:
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Gernot provided most of the photos and has an incredible collection of animal shots in his app. Check it out!
Thierry Bourgoin:
the FLOW database
www.hemiptera-databases.org/flow/
A very deep database of this vast collection of species.
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Comments
  • Tanny M.
    Tanny M.

    Best narration ever.

  • Catherine’s ASMR
    Catherine’s ASMR

    I thought ants only ate honeydew from aphids. Now I realize that leafhoppers are part of that list as well! 😳

  • Jaime Leon
    Jaime Leon

    *I fucking hate insects* *Hewou, i Mildrid :)* *yes*

  • Nora Qudus
    Nora Qudus

    these are a double treat!!! the vid and then the comments! I love this!

  • waffleless
    waffleless

    I have never heard of any of these creatures.

  • Jack Morrison
    Jack Morrison

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="77">1:17</a> its a walking popcorn

  • Babyroxasman
    Babyroxasman

    T H E S E are the ones obsessed with my sage plant

  • popsiclecat 456
    popsiclecat 456

    "What's your zodiac sign?" "M I L D R E D"

  • GILBERT WILLIAMS
    GILBERT WILLIAMS

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="170">2:50</a> Leafthopper to Ant: Here! Eat my POO! Eat my POO! That what you want?!

  • Elaine Rose
    Elaine Rose

    DO VIDEO ABOUT ACORN WORMS!

  • yum yum
    yum yum

    Mildred is a fucking popcorn😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣

  • Hadric Tenus
    Hadric Tenus

    This things are so cute.

  • Paxus
    Paxus

    i can't get enough of this channel!!!! Argh!!! I'm binge watching! I've been going for 2 hours and i need to sleep!! It's just soooo funny!!!! and INTERESTING! 👍 'd #OldManPaxus Rating: ★★★★★

  • Ophelia S
    Ophelia S

    Mildred is an Aquarius.

  • Star
    Star

    I can't believe it, I found my new favorite bug.

  • Amy Farley
    Amy Farley

    Jerry is getting rock hoppers confused with the less common Gear Thighed Penguin.

  • Roman
    Roman

    And the fool says, "There is no God!" LOL! ✝️🇦🇺

  • Mystic Lightning
    Mystic Lightning

    To be Frank, Frank has really good analogies, In fact, I'll make a new tier of how good analogies are in Franks analogy making honor. The tier will be called "Frank".

  • Ayush Das
    Ayush Das

    Who are these 700+ people who have disliked the video

  • ArtsyPants
    ArtsyPants

    Mildred be looking like an alolan vulpix

  • Lord Ot
    Lord Ot

    Mildred looks like a popcorn

  • Shiner Dryden
    Shiner Dryden

    mildred=capricorn

  • Shiner Dryden
    Shiner Dryden

    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐the rock hopper

  • kelammo
    kelammo

    It’s all about the bebbes! These are 100% pure joy to watch! Creatures are interesting, but the narration makes it perfect!

  • toxic fire
    toxic fire

    Leaf, plant, and tree hoppers look like you put the mirror effect on a stink bug

  • Doofus_ow
    Doofus_ow

    I love when he explains virgo, I'm like oh that's me. And then he explains saggitarious drinking straight from the oj container and I'm like oh that's also me. In conclusion horoscopes are stupid...

  • Hawaiisidecar
    Hawaiisidecar

    I used to ride a stump-jumper.

  • Oofinheimer
    Oofinheimer

    Imagine eating popcorn and finding Mildred

  • laura reid
    laura reid

    by Lou Jost Andreas Kay, well-known macro photographer residing in Ecuador, has just died after having a golf-ball-sized tumor removed from his brain in Quito a few weeks ago. He was in great pain. He re-discovered and photographed the toad Atelopus coynei, once thought to be extinct. Andreas had discovered many new species of plants, and several are named after him, including the orchids Lepanthopsis kayii and Lepanthes kayii. He helped the EcoMinga Foundation set up its Dracula Reserve. He is best known for his magnificent collection of 29,048 macro insect and plant photos from Andean Ecuador, published on his “Ecuador Megadiverso” Flickr site. This vast collection of breathtaking photos surely contains many more species new to science. Andreas lived a simple life devoted to nature photography. His brain tumor was not discovered until it was very large, and his health declined rapidly after that. Knowing he would die soon, he gave me his hard drives, and I will send some of his photos to Jerry periodically.

  • laura reid
    laura reid

    Hungover nurse on blood drive day ... HA!

  • skipper
    skipper

    BeBe

  • bakugou Katsuki
    bakugou Katsuki

    I can hear the happiness in his voice

  • Katherine Holmes
    Katherine Holmes

    I kept waiting to hear you talk about the spittlebug!! It's worthy of its own true facts video.

  • Clarissa Noels
    Clarissa Noels

    Ready?

    • Clarissa Noels
      Clarissa Noels

      *There.*

  • Kryo Ruler of the Ninth Circle of Hell
    Kryo Ruler of the Ninth Circle of Hell

    Treehoppers: the Mandalorians of the big world.

  • Xander Walter
    Xander Walter

    "Here is one poking around for a vein on a leaf like a hungover nurse on blood drive day" This needs more attention.

  • Noah Smith
    Noah Smith

    when he did the sagittarius thing and said that I was like wtf, I've never been big on that bs fucking sign stuff but it lowkey scared me cause it was to fucking right like damn dont gotta me dox me universe

  • Si Chiang Wu
    Si Chiang Wu

    why are there two different mildreds

  • Nico310g
    Nico310g

    “I need something for a black tie event and also a rave”....

  • Nachuak
    Nachuak

    That white cotton ball looking one called Mildred, I saw in Thailand. There must have been five or six hundred of them all grouped together walking up the trunk of a tree. At first I thought it was some kind of fungus and then I got up close to notice the whole thing was moving. It was the weirdest thing I've ever seen.

  • d'edsi
    d'edsi

    Do a video on beh-bee byurds next

  • XxGame DestroyerxX
    XxGame DestroyerxX

    “How about a highlighter got into a fight with a glow stick” amazing

  • Korey Cowan
    Korey Cowan

    I always put my finger behind them to watch them jump... Absolutely Amazing How fast they jump! It's like a large flea.... that eats plants.

  • •grizli• •kub•
    •grizli• •kub•

    “ anal dimple” is what got me😂

  • law4ahyc
    law4ahyc

    Mildreddddddd 💚

  • Channel-Mak
    Channel-Mak

    LMAO.... hahaha.... "...like a hungover nurse on blood drive day." Awesome!!

  • Kristiāns Edvards Drozdovs
    Kristiāns Edvards Drozdovs

    Okay. I think I have found my favourite bug.

  • Jan Miller-Klein
    Jan Miller-Klein

    Fabulous!

  • Jimmy Crackorn
    Jimmy Crackorn

    Just when I thought there was no way to like leafhoppers even more, this video shows up in my recommended. Best. bugs. *ever.*

  • Jeffery Long
    Jeffery Long

    leafhoppers are like the artists of the bug world even the way they mimic other bugs is like fanart

  • crazy clownx
    crazy clownx

    Just found this channel. I love the videos very entertaining, informative and humorous.

  • M.T.N. Entertainment
    M.T.N. Entertainment

    I'm now a huge fan of these things

  • Chumpy the Anteater
    Chumpy the Anteater

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="62">1:02</a> pause Anyone want to play badminton

  • Tyler The Uncreator
    Tyler The Uncreator

    They are all very cute. Their dresses and outfits are very stylish

  • Danielle Dan
    Danielle Dan

    He jumps he atacc but importantly he dance bacc

  • Daniel McDavid
    Daniel McDavid

    I don't know what <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="233">3:53</a> is, but it looks like a hybrid between a sawfish and a moth

  • Savage Dragon
    Savage Dragon

    I got a feeling zefrank likes animals that can shoot stuff from their butt.

  • Ramash440
    Ramash440

    Me in the beginning : damn these are some cute insects Me after I realize these are aphids, the bane of every gardener : kill it with Zyklon

  • e a
    e a

    why am i only just now learning about these fellas ??

  • IAMNC
    IAMNC

    They all look like Pokémons

  • Li
    Li

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="99">1:39</a> _"ready?"_ _"there."_

  • Pyrotechnic 17
    Pyrotechnic 17

    Wait those are leaphoppers? I used to grab them then put it inside my small house spider so it can eat them.

  • Shawn Zhang
    Shawn Zhang

    These insects have to be fucking aliens, or we are aliens and these are the ones that belong to this earth

  • vinicius T
    vinicius T

    mildred is a popcorn

  • We’re about to argue I know it
    We’re about to argue I know it

    Bugs are a lot cooler now that we got these fancy cameras.

  • Jazz.it.is.what.it.is
    Jazz.it.is.what.it.is

    How does he come up with some of these names??

  • Curse Emoji
    Curse Emoji

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="99">1:39</a>KINGU CRIMSON!!! [insert king crimson time erase sound here]

  • Lynette P
    Lynette P

    Why does this genius of a man not have 40 million subs?? He is so damn smart with his quick witted jokes!!!!! His Ted talks are amazing!!!!!! I admire you Mr. ZeFrank

  • Lynette P
    Lynette P

    I want to read Mildred's novel!!!!!!

  • Cameron Don
    Cameron Don

    It's weird to think that ants are effectively the farmers of the insect world, while aphids and treehoppers/leafhoppers are effectively farm stock.

  • Raul II Cervo
    Raul II Cervo

    Character customization: 9999999999999

  • topozchick2
    topozchick2

    I could listen to you talk FOREVER!!!

  • ASalty Em0
    ASalty Em0

    These videos are wonderful I’m so happy you do a lot of animals that aren’t well known because there’s so many Beautiful creatures that people don’t even think about.

  • I FUCKIN LOVE SNAKES
    I FUCKIN LOVE SNAKES

    ‘Others are “Drink straight out of the o.j carton and wear yesterday’s underwear” type tails.”

  • MrDarthvaderlikespie
    MrDarthvaderlikespie

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="245">4:05</a> looks like lulu from league of legends

  • Selivasi
    Selivasi

    How can these creatures be so creepy and cute at the same time?

  • warriorwolfprincess
    warriorwolfprincess

    If there are no but munching ants about 😂

  • Steady Bettie
    Steady Bettie

    I laugh every time he says bebay

  • J A Jones-Ford
    J A Jones-Ford

    I love these videos !

  • Brian Hensley
    Brian Hensley

    Maybe they developed those helmets from jumping so fast and crashing into things. I bumped my head once, and then I got a lump, and then i bought a helmet. I never wear it but sometimes i want to.

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