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Treehoppers pierce plant stems with their beaks, and feed upon sap. The immatures can frequently be found on herbaceous shrubs and grasses, whereas the adults more often frequent hardwood tree species. Excess sap becomes concentrated as honeydew, which often attracts ants. Some species have a well-developed ant mutualism, and these species are normally gregarious, as well, which attracts more ants. The ants provide protection from predators. Treehoppers mimic thorns to prevent predators from spotting them.
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- [2016-02-07 14:26]
Delicadísima luz con la que has captado a este insecto de sutil belleza. Felicitaciones por este fino trabajo, amigo Paulo.
un enamorado de tu pais y de tu gente, (Y TUS PLAYAS!!!!)
Another interesting macro with nice natural colors. The details and focus are excellent.
- [2016-02-09 9:56]
Hi Paulo,beautiful capture of this buffalo treehopper,common in my country too but very very difficult to take because very very small,A bright green and good details in a curious vertical perspective,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano