The Brazilian treehopper is among the weirdest-looking insects we at BL have ever seen. It looks like some sort of helicopter insect from an alien planet.
The first thing you may notice about the treehopper is the odd antenna-like round appendages on its head. They look like eyes, but they are simply ornamental and without a real function. Although it’s possible that the globe-like appendages are there to deter predators.
Other than the freaky headtopper, the treehopper is a fairly normal bug. This insect thrives on leading a solitary life in treetops, feeding on the undersides of leaves. Here’s a couple more photos of the wacky treehopper.