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Membracis tectigera Olivier, 1792
These treehoppers exhibit a wide range of social behaviors, making them
an excellent group for studying patterns of social evolution in insects.
Photo 1 - Adult, Photo 2 - Two females laying eggs, Photo 3 - eggs, Photo 4 - Nymph, Photo 5 - Adult and nymph, Photo 6 - Group of Nymphsp
These critters are only part of a large group that I found, on the edge of the lake of Palácio Quitandinha, where they live in its host plant, the Monstera deliciosa, which is called in Brazil "costela-de-adão" (rib of Adam).