Aetalionid

11mm long | July 8, 2011 | Victorio Siqueroli Park, Uberlandia, Minas Gerais, Brazil

This atypical treehopper belongs not to the family Membracidae, but to a separate family, Aetalionidae.

Searching around on the internet, it seems most photographers generally seem to catch these hoppers while tending their eggs, as shown here.

To learn a bit more about the family check out Ted C. MacRae’s post from earlier this year.

Reference:

500 Insects:
A Visual Reference

by Stephen A. Marshall
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One Response to Aetalionid

  1. I never get tired of finding these. There is a different species in Mexico and southern Arizona.

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