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Horned treehopper by dllavaneras Horned treehopper by dllavaneras
This is one of the most awesome (and biggest) leafhoppers (Homoptera: Membracidae) I've seen. Sure, I've seen stranger looking ones, but this one was particularly cooperative when it came to taking pics.

Yurubí National Park
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luisfcamachoc Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2015
Hello, I am Luis Camacho, a treehopper specialist from Ecuador. I believe the individual in the photograph may be an Alchisme erecta (a very rare species); in which case this may very well be the first photograph of a live specimen. Or, it may even be a new species to science. I beg you to send me or post other angles of the insect, specially lateral ones. I am also desperate to know the exact location where you took the photograph. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE
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dllavaneras Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
¡Hola Luis! ¿Tú publicaste un trabajo sobre factores que afectan el parasitismo de huevos en membrácidos subsociales? Creo recordar que era alguien de apellido Camacho. Si quieres escríbeme a dllavaneras en gmail y te cuento más sobre este ejemplar. No es mucha la info que tengo, pero hay posibilidades de conseguir más. ¡Saludos!
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neliadesigner Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi, thank you for your awesome picture! I'm falling in love with Membracidae when I saw this little insect at television... I've made this painting with your picture, I would like to offer this for you... I hope you like it :) : [link]
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dllavaneras Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! The painting is incredible, nice work!
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neliadesigner Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much :)
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dralik Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
Amazing!
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner May 30, 2012
Stunning!
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dllavaneras Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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Footografo Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Interesting. In this photo it reminds the observer of a cicada!
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dllavaneras Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
They're quite interesting, this group. The pronotal extensions are astonishing.
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Footografo Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
You are an entomologist, right? I have to buy a macro capable of what yours does. While I am not a specialist in the invertebrate world, closeup photos of insects, arachnids, millipides and others fascinate me.
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dllavaneras Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
That's great! I'm glad you like the invertebrate world. I use a 100mm macro lens for my shots, a fantastic lens. And yes, I'm an entomologist. :)
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Footografo Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
The knowledge you have about the species photographed shows your love for the invertebrate world also has a professional touch to it! ;)
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