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Ant Mimic Treehopper  Ant-Mimicking Treehopper,Camouflage,Cyphonia clavata,Geotagged,Spikes,Spring,Trinidad and Tobago,brown,green,transparent Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

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  1. Wow! That has to be one of the weirdest and coolest insects I've ever seen. Simply bizarre! Posted 5 years ago

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The ant-mimicking treehopper (Cyphonia clavata) keeps itself safe from predators by pretending to be an ant. What looks like an ant is actually extension growths on its body - which most other insect species are incapable of creating.

Similar species: True Bugs
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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Uploaded May 7, 2015. Captured Apr 26, 2015 16:52 in Upper Sixth Avenue, San Juan, Trinidad and Tobago.
  • PENTAX K-50
  • f/16.0
  • 1/180s
  • ISO800
  • 300mm