January 27, 2010 | Caraça Natural Park, Minas Gerais, Brazil

I actually saw quite a few of these in various places throughout the park. I’m sure that headdress serves some useful function. I’m just not quite sure what.

In this excellent little book there’s a very similar looking treehopper identified as a Bocydium. I assume the one shown above belongs to that same genus.


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2 Responses to Treehopper

  1. I’ve seen some pretty amazing treehoppers in South America and Mexico, but not this one. Amazing.

  2. Pingback: More Bell-bearer Treehoppers : Nature Closeups

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