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|Treehoppers (more precisely typical treehoppers to distinguish them from the Aetalionidae) and thorn bugs are members of the family Membracidae, a group of insects related to the cicadas and the leafhoppers. There are about 3,200 species of treehoppers in over 600 genera. They are found on all continents except Antarctica, although there are only three species in Europe.|
They are best known for their enlarged and ornate pronotum, which most often resembles thorns, apparently to aid camouflage. But in some species, the prontoum grows to a horn-like extension, and even more bizarre and hard-to-describe shapes are also found.
Thorn bugs, due to their unusual appearance, have long interested naturalists.
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nice flock, TFS Ori
- [2009-05-26 7:03]
que foto interessante e bem específica na nota... creio que já vi algo como esses pequenos insetos, mas certamente não iguais a estes..
boa foto com nitidez ótima...
- [2009-05-28 9:13]
Nunca tinha visto esses insetos antes.
Gostei do enquadramento, da perpectiva (POV) e das cores.