Paying homage to the wonderful, unusual and diverse world of animals. I make no claim to content ownership. Sources are credited (with links) whenever possible — on both unique posts & re-blogs. Any post will be removed upon request (please provide URL link to the post/page). Enjoy!
Treehoppers (family Membracidae) display an endless diversity of forms, most of which are conveyed by a bizzare structure called the helmet, an novel homologue to wings no longer involved in flight. (via: Live Science)