But the ‘head piece’* of the treehopper (Bocydium globulare) does look like some alien insect from a sci-fi movie, here in this fantastic model by Alfred Keller from the Natural History Museum in Berlin,
and in a photograph by Stephen Cresswell,
Although there’s not that much to see in this video, those that would like to see these insects in their natural environment might like this –
[vimeo width=”640″ height=”390″]http://vimeo.com/20486013[/vimeo]
This post is a response to Alison’s image challenge: mmm, ravioli?
Another angle on Keller’s model can be seen in this photograph by Nick Currie.
* It’s not actually on the head, but grows from the thorax (between the head and the abdomen).
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