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Be Inspired: Treehoppers’ Bizarre, Wondrous Helmets Use Wing Genes to Grow

These bugs have growths called helmets, and they can look like just about anything…including poop! But they’re causing a stir in the bug world as biologists have just figured out a tiny piece of the puzzle that explains what they are. And it sounds like the perfect way to explain something weird and wacky in your new sci-fi novel, right? 😉 Check it out!

The elaborate structures, which are not actually wings, can resemble thorns, leaves, ants and more

Source: Treehoppers’ Bizarre, Wondrous Helmets Use Wing Genes to Grow

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