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Treehopper : Nature Closeups


October 2nd, 2010 - 8:47 AM | Filed under Featured Photos | 2 Comments

January 27, 2010 | Caraça Natural Park, Minas Gerais, Brazil

I actually saw quite a few of these in various places throughout the park. I’m sure that headdress serves some useful function. I’m just not quite sure what.

In this excellent little book there’s a very similar looking treehopper identified as a Bocydium. I assume the one shown above belongs to that same genus.

500 Insects:
A Visual Reference

by Stephen A. Marshall

2 Responses to “Treehopper”

  1. I’ve seen some pretty amazing treehoppers in South America and Mexico, but not this one. Amazing.

  2. […] purpose for the headdress other than what Marshall mentions in the book I referenced in the previous post. He suggests that in some cases they give the appearance of an ant (something usually undesirable […]

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