Ugliest insect in the world - Treehopper

Ugliest insect in the world: The Brazilian Treehopper

The Brazilian Treehopper is a member of the genus Bocydium. They are found only in the northern half of South America. The various species range from 4.6 to 7.5 mm in length. The purpose of the balls on the pronotal extensions has not been definitively explained. Bocydium globulare is a solitary species. These hoppers are most often found feeding on the undersides of Glory Bush leaves, a couple of meters above the forest floor. The species is also attracted to lights.

Country: Brazil

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