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  • Derek Jones

    Brazilian Treehopper, or Bocydium globulare - a real living insect, which only pretends to be an alien helicopter: "This is one of the sculptures of Alfred Keller (1902-1955), and the example, a model of the Brazilian treehopper Bocydium globulare, struck me as one of the weirdest animals I've ever seen:

  • Robert Fleming-Jones

    Brazilian treehopper - Bocydium globulare (leafhopper)

  • Brenda Giuffrida

    The Treehopper "Helicopter" from the Steamy Jungles of your Mind Sure, Salvador Dali came up with some lovely surreal forms in his art, but this thing blows them all out of the water. Seen in Berlin's Museum of Natural History, this is the Brazilian Treehopper, or Bocydium globulare - a real living insect, which only pretends to be an alien helicopter: I looked this weird thing up and it's a real insect from south america.. isn't vicious or anything, just frightening to look at.. seems to be attracted to lights and feeds on the undersides of glory bush leaves. Evolution does exist!

  • Stephanie Weiss

    Well, bug, actually. This is the Brazilian Treehopper, or Bocydium globulare - a real living insect, which only pretends to be an alien helicopter. Its other name is "The Bell Bearer"; the "Globulare" part of its Latin moniker stands for these utterly bizarre spheroids on the top (they are not antennae!).

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