A marvelous membracid

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Hey look! A bug!

Heteronotus sp. tree hopper (Ecuador)

But there’s more to this insect than meets the eye. Check out Mr. Membracid in side view:

Heteronotus sp. tree hopper (Ecuador)

That’s quite a backpack.


photo details:
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 macro lens on a Canon EOS 7D
ISO 400, f/16, 1/200 sec
Indirect strobe in a lightbox

9 thoughts on “A marvelous membracid”

    1. That’s what I thought, too, but I don’t want to stick my neck out that far with a species ID without actually having a voucher specimen in hand.

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