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As an artisan of sorts in its own right, the natural world has produced some bizarre forms that even Dali couldn't have dreamed up -- and perhaps the strangest can be seen in the Membracids family of insects, to which Brazilian treehopper belongs.

The Brazilian Treehopper [Bocydium globulare]. Photo by Patrick Landmann.

Leaf insect in Pakke Tiger Reserve

Walking leaf insects are related to the walking sticks, but are in their own family (Phylliidae). As their name suggests, they have evolved to mimi

Danger, in black and white:  This larva of a hawk moth Pseudosphinx tetrio from Guyana feeds on toxic plants of the family Apocynceae, and its body is loaded with toxic alkaloids.

Looper Moth Caterpillars Atewa Range Print By Piotr Naskrecki. Makes me think of Beetlejuice!

Anisozyga pieroides, female and male respectively x x

Bizarre Looper Moth (Anisozyga pieroides) reminds me of an old world map. How delightfully beautiful!

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We've rounded up some bizarre and crazy animals you never knew existed. I knew about the goblin shark, the mantis shrimp, the bush viper, the narwhal, and the thorny dragon! What about you? Elli- who the fuck didn't know what a narwhal is

#TrilobiteBeetle (part two):  though females never -  leave the larva stage, they -  are larger than males -  #Haiku

The amazing tropical Trilobite Beetle - Photo by Peter Lee Shiuh Hwa


The strange origin of the treehopper “helmet”

Heteronotus tree hopper -Maquipucuna reserve, Pichincha, Ecuador by Alex Wild

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Treehopper - Colin Hutton This looks like a steam punk bug to me!

Beetle, Chrysina costata, M.E. Smirnov

Beetle, Chrysina costata, M. Smirnov Insects remind me of my dad and this one is gorgeous!

Cool looking Mantid.  Could be inspiration for a sci fi alien!

Alien-like Mantis. (Igor Siwanowicz, Blepharopsis at Deviant Art.