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Portuguese Helmet Treehopper (Membracis dorsata) A Portuguese Helmet Treehopper on the branch of a pea tree. Animalia,Animals,Caribbean,Hemiptera,Insecta,Insects,Membracis dorsata,Portuguese Helmet Treehopper,Treehoppers,Trinidad and Tobago Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

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  1. Amazing Wesley Posted 3 months ago
    1. Thanks Niel! Posted 3 months ago
  2. How big is it , Wesley. Posted 3 months ago
    1. It was roughly 2 cm in length and around 1 cm tall. Posted 3 months ago
  3. AWESOME! Posted 3 months ago
    1. Thanks Christine, there are around four on each branch of the tree! Posted 3 months ago
      1. Wow. They are pretty big too, right? It must have been quite a sight! Posted 3 months ago
        1. ^ I did not intentionally rhyme in that comment. ;P Posted 3 months ago
          1. That sounded like a line Dr. Seuss would write lol. They were pretty big treehoppers and despite being so easy to find (they're always on that tree), they are relatively difficult to photograph because of the strong wind and harsh sunlight. Posted 3 months ago
            1. Haha, so true. I rhyme all the time without meaning too. (See?!). It really annoys my kids, lol.

              This photo is really great though!
              Posted 3 months ago
  4. A most excellent closeup! Posted 3 months ago
    1. Thanks so much Ferdy! Posted 3 months ago
  5. Superb macro, the details captured are wonderful. Like a mini gladiator - reminds me of the galerus, a tall shoulder-guard some would wear. Posted 3 months ago
    1. Thank you so much Ruth! Posted 3 months ago

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Membracis dorsata is a species of treehopper found in Central America.

Similar species: True Bugs
Species identified by Wesley Goorachan
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By Wesley Goorachan

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Uploaded Aug 22, 2021. Captured Aug 22, 2021 11:13.
  • Canon EOS Rebel T6
  • f/10.0
  • 1/197s
  • ISO100
  • 75mm