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Wasp Mimicking Treehopper

Heteronotus sp

Description:

bizarre spiky and striped treehopper looking like a small wasp

Habitat:

tropical rainforest

Notes:

I spotted this in Madidi National Park. It was my first time seeing this species. I ended up seeing them twice but this was the best photo I could get out of those two times.

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10 Comments

dandoucette
dandoucette 4 years ago

Thanks Gilma and triggs!

Congratulations on the SOTD, dandoucette.
Fantastic find.

triggsturner
triggsturner 4 years ago

Fantastic! Congrats on your SOTD.

dandoucette
dandoucette 4 years ago

Thanks Ashley!

AshleyT
AshleyT 4 years ago

Congrats Dan, this really neat treehopper has been selected as Spotting of the Day!

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dandoucette
dandoucette 4 years ago

Thanks Lauren and Pradeep!

dandoucette
dandoucette 4 years ago

Thanks Daniele! Wow, there is a lot of really spectacular species.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 4 years ago

Great spotting Dan! Some in the same genus seem to carry an ant rather than a wasp:
http://treehoppers.insectmuseum.org/publ...

Pradeep Kumar
Pradeep Kumar 4 years ago

Beautiful spotting!

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 4 years ago

Wonderful!

dandoucette
Spotted by
dandoucette

Santa Cruz Department, Bolivia

Spotted on Dec 15, 2015
Submitted on Aug 27, 2016

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