True Facts: Leafhoppers and Friends



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    Published on 6 months ago


    1. Catherine’s ASMR

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

    2. Jaime Leon

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

    3. Nora Qudus

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

    4. waffleless

      I have never heard of any of these creatures.

    5. Jack Morrison

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

    6. Babyroxasman

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

    7. popsiclecat 456

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


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

    9. Elaine Rose


    10. yum yum

      Mildred is a fucking popcorn😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣

    11. Hadric Tenus

      This things are so cute.

    12. 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: ★★★★★

    13. Ophelia S

      Mildred is an Aquarius.

    14. Star

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

    15. Amy Farley

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

    16. Roman

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

    17. 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".

    18. Ayush Das

      Who are these 700+ people who have disliked the video

    19. ArtsyPants

      Mildred be looking like an alolan vulpix

    20. Lord Ot

      Mildred looks like a popcorn

    21. Shiner Dryden


    22. Shiner Dryden

      ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐the rock hopper

    23. kelammo

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

    24. toxic fire

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

    25. 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...

    26. Hawaiisidecar

      I used to ride a stump-jumper.

    27. Oofinheimer

      Imagine eating popcorn and finding Mildred

    28. 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.

    29. laura reid

      Hungover nurse on blood drive day ... HA!

    30. skipper


    31. bakugou Katsuki

      I can hear the happiness in his voice

    32. Katherine Holmes

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

    33. Clarissa Noels


      1. Clarissa Noels


    34. Kryo Ruler of the Ninth Circle of Hell

      Treehoppers: the Mandalorians of the big world.

    35. 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.

    36. 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

    37. Si Chiang Wu

      why are there two different mildreds

    38. Nico310g

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

    39. 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.

    40. d'edsi

      Do a video on beh-bee byurds next

    41. XxGame DestroyerxX

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

    42. 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.

    43. •grizli• •kub•

      “ anal dimple” is what got me😂

    44. law4ahyc

      Mildreddddddd 💚

    45. Channel-Mak

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

    46. Kristiāns Edvards Drozdovs

      Okay. I think I have found my favourite bug.

    47. Jan Miller-Klein


    48. 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.*

    49. Jeffery Long

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

    50. crazy clownx

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

    51. M.T.N. Entertainment

      I'm now a huge fan of these things

    52. Chumpy the Anteater

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

    53. Tyler The Uncreator

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

    54. Danielle Dan

      He jumps he atacc but importantly he dance bacc

    55. 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

    56. Savage Dragon

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

    57. 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

    58. e a

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

    59. IAMNC

      They all look like Pokémons

    60. Li

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

    61. Pyrotechnic 17

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

    62. Shawn Zhang

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

    63. vinicius T

      mildred is a popcorn

    64. We’re about to argue I know it

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


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

    66. Curse Emoji

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

    67. 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

    68. Lynette P

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

    69. 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.

    70. Raul II Cervo

      Character customization: 9999999999999

    71. topozchick2

      I could listen to you talk FOREVER!!!

    72. 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.


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

    74. MrDarthvaderlikespie

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

    75. Selivasi

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

    76. warriorwolfprincess

      If there are no but munching ants about 😂

    77. Steady Bettie

      I laugh every time he says bebay

    78. J A Jones-Ford

      I love these videos !

    79. 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.

    80. Jeffrey T