PHOTOS: Tiny Tropical Island Yields a Wealth of Species

PHOTOS: Tiny Tropical Island Yields a Wealth of Species
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French insect expert Emmanuel Boitier came across this cicada at night, newly hatched and coming to life under a leaf. The insect was found in a forest on Espiritu Santo, the 1,548-square-mile (4,010-square-kilometer) island in Vanuatu where the Santo 2006 expedition took place.

After a few hours, as the young insects dry off, their salmon color usually changes to brown or green.
—Photograph by Emmanuel Boitier
 
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