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Ball-bearing Treehopper

Bocydium globulare

Notes:

As I always try to hold the leaf or branch were "my" insects are (to prevent them of moving or trembling by the wind), many times they jump on to my finger or hand. This time, my visitor is one of the most spectacular and bizarre critters in the world. A new study being made on the strange forms of the pronotum of these insects can be found here: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-n...

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3 Comments

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 10 months ago

Thank you SukanyaDatta and Tukup.

Tukup
Tukup 10 months ago

Bizarre indeed. Thanks for sharing Sergio. Great catch.

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta 11 months ago

Lovely hat!

Sergio Monteiro
Spotted by
Sergio Monteiro

Santa Catarina, Brazil

Spotted on Dec 29, 2019
Submitted on Dec 30, 2019

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