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Crazy Beautiful: Gallery of Treehopper Helmet Designs

White Stripe

treehopper

(Image credit: Nicolas Gompel)

Treehoppers display an endless diversity of forms, most of which are conveyed by their bizzare helmets. These structures come in many different shapes, colors and sizes.

Incognito Insect

treehopper

(Image credit: Nicolas Gompel)

A threatening, spiky black helmet makes this innocuous treehopper look somewhat like a European rhinoceros beetle (Oryctes nasicornis).