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Ant-Mimicking Treehopper, Yunguillo, Colombia A pretty awesome insect that mimics an ant. Yet the extensions may not appear as ant initially. You actually have to look at it in reverse, the ant-mimic structure is opposite to the treehoppers' direction. Ant-Mimicking Treehopper,Colombia,Colombia 2018,Colombia South,Cyphonia clavata,Mocoa,Putumayo,South America,World,Yunguillo Click/tap to enlarge PromotedCountry intro

Ant-Mimicking Treehopper, Yunguillo, Colombia

A pretty awesome insect that mimics an ant. Yet the extensions may not appear as ant initially. You actually have to look at it in reverse, the ant-mimic structure is opposite to the treehoppers' direction.

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  1. Whoahhh!!! This is awesome! Posted one year ago
    1. I wish we had a closer shot of it! Posted one year ago
      1. Treehoppers are flippin' fascinating! Posted one year ago
  2. WIld!!! Posted one year ago
  3. Whaaaat??? Awesome!!! Posted one year 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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By Ferdy Christant

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Uploaded Feb 3, 2019. Captured Oct 23, 2018 08:43.
  • NIKON D810
  • f/11.0
  • 1/60s
  • ISO64
  • 105mm