Screen Shot Saturday - Leafhoppers

MikeSlugDisco

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#1
Leafhoppers are small insects that subsist by consuming sap from plants. They're related to cicadas and spittlebugs. True to their name, when startled or in need of new feeding grounds, they leap many times their height into the air and find another leaf to feed upon. As members of the order Hemiptera, leafhoppers are "true bugs" - insects with specialised mouthparts that feed by sucking.

Sometimes when you design a game, you want to include things purely to set the tone and enrich the world. That's the case for leafhoppers in Empires of the Undergrowth - they'll appear in the leafcutter levels to bring a sense of biodiversity to our recreation of the incredibly varied rainforests of Ecuador. The leafcutters obviously do not eat other insects, but their leaf-cutting activities will disturb the leafhoppers!

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#2
The biodiversity of the new levels are just blowing me away.
After the jump spider, I did not expect anything new.
Can other Ants kill and eat those leafhoppers?
 

MikeSlugDisco

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#3
The biodiversity of the new levels are just blowing me away.
After the jump spider, I did not expect anything new.
Can other Ants kill and eat those leafhoppers?
They're too quick for anything to catch them! Something gets close, and *ping* they're gone.

There's more creatures but we're at the point where we're not sure if we want to spoil anything else!
 

Rayalot72

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#4
Ah, I was wondering what these were after seeing them in the log John shared... now we know!
 
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