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