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The ball-bearing treehopper (Bocydium globulare), native to South America. My favourite "go home evolution, you're drunk" insect. The purpose of the balls on the pronotal extensions has yet to be definitively explained.


Clear-winged Forest Glory (Vestalis gracilis, Calopterygidae) by John Horstman (itchydogimages, SINOBUG)*

Giant Shield Bug (Asiarcha angulosa, Tessaratomidae)


Cassowary | John Horstman - This reminds me of an old poem: "If I was a Cassowary On the plains of Timbuktu: I'd eat a Hassock, Missionary, And a Hymn book, too!"


Flatid Planthopper (Cryptoflata guttularis, Flatidae) <3