The Brazilian Treehopper

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  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Class: Insecta
  • Order: Hemiptera
  • Suborder: Auchenorrhyncha
  • Infraorder: Cicadomorpha
  • Superfamily: Membracoidea
  • Family: Membracidae
  • Conservation status: Least concern
  • Length: soon..
  • Lifespan: soon..
  • Reproduction: soon..
treehopper insect

The jumper tree (Bocydium globular) is an insect which the trunks and branches of trees salt, also known as the Brazilian treehopper.

Membracidae part of the family, can be found only in the northern part of South America. It lives in the tropical and leads a solitary life.

Although many do not believe that there may be such a creature is a real insect.

Food Brazilian Treehopper

They say they spend most of their time feeding on leaves.

The leaf is consumed Micon spp.

Features Brazilian Treehopper

Those balls hanging like antennas are not eyes, but some areas common to both males and females. They develop some hairs that are supposed to serve as sensory, nobody really knows until now.

If you wonder what those little insect can use the headers ball we can not say much because no one knows it yet.

Doctors and teachers in the field give their opinion as balls could be used as bait for predators. They take a small ball and such insect escape.

The size of the insect range from 4.6mm to 7.5 mm with all antennas.

Is a species attracted to light.

Reproduction Brazilian Treehopper

Since it is a very small insect discovered recently not known data on reproduction.

Did you know that:

It is considered one of the weirdest insects on earth

It is similar to a helicopter

Pictures Brazilian Treehopper insect

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