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|Size of about 6 mm.|
They are best known for their enlarged and ornate pronotum, which most often resembles thorns, apparently to aid camouflage. But in some species, the pronotum 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. There is no way to tell the male and females apart other than looking at the male genitalia. Individual treehoppers usually live for only a few months, but they belong to a lineage that is at least 40 million years old.
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- [2013-04-09 23:25]
I like to see pictures of such strange tropical insects.
You achieved pretty good sharpness and nice colour reproduction.
Best wishes, Peter
This treehopper shared the same character as ours except that we have longer "Ears" looking like horns. Great shot with fine details.
Thanks for visiting my gallery. Impressive photo with excellent clarity and colors. Nice details of this interesting insect. I like the lovely details and colors of this capture. Crystal clear photo.
- [2013-04-10 13:06]
A very nice close-up of this interesting insect.
Perfect camouflage. Good sharpness details.
Very funny looking treehopper. Interesting gallery!