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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 one year ago
    1. Thanks Niel! Posted one year ago
  2. How big is it , Wesley. Posted one year ago
    1. It was roughly 2 cm in length and around 1 cm tall. Posted one year ago
  3. AWESOME! Posted one year ago
    1. Thanks Christine, there are around four on each branch of the tree! Posted one year ago
      1. Wow. They are pretty big too, right? It must have been quite a sight! Posted one year ago
        1. ^ I did not intentionally rhyme in that comment. ;P Posted one year 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 one year 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 one year ago
  4. A most excellent closeup! Posted one year ago
    1. Thanks so much Ferdy! Posted one year 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 one year ago
    1. Thank you so much Ruth! Posted one year 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