A hopper that mimics its ant associates

Hey all. I’m briefly back in internet contact, so I thought I’d share a shot from this afternoon. It shows a treehopper species whose adults have the same size, shape, and color of the abdomen of the Cephalotes atratus turtle ants that tend them:

Anyone know the species? I’ve not had time to look it up.

3 thoughts on “A hopper that mimics its ant associates”

  1. I’d reckon it’s Chelyoidea, given the lateral ‘ear-like’ pronotal extension immediately posterior to the eye. Such cuties.

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