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After a heavy rain, I came across this incredible Treehopper stuck on it's side to a leaf, wiggling it's legs. I thought it was a piece of debris with ants pulling on it. I was amazed when I realized what it was. I haven't yet found one that looks like this one. It is about 7 mm long, as you can see from the 4th picture. The two large black bulbs of the ornamentation actually do not touch, by a fraction of a millimeter. From the front or the top (last picture) this little creature looks more like a bird dropping. It has a white spot on the very top of the thoracic ornament. The legs are punctate, but not hairy. Family Membracidae.
Heavy vegetation, km 11.5, Highway between Chiapa de Corzo and San Cristobal de Las Casas, 865 meters.
Spotted on Jul 3, 2014
Submitted on Jul 13, 2014
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