The Beauty of it All

Ball-bearing Treehopper

ball-berring treehopper

The ball-bearing treehopper (Bocydium globulare), native to South America.

My favorite “go home evolution, you’re drunk” insect. The purpose of the balls on the pronotal extensions has yet to be definitively explained.

More about them here: http://bit.ly/1dBnX4F

Photograph by Sergio Moscato http://bit.ly/15hzCCE

From www.facebook.com/scienceisseriouslyawesome posted 7/17/13

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