It looks strange found it today what is it? enter image description here

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    $\begingroup$ Looks like some kind of treehopper. $\endgroup$
    – A L
    Jun 10, 2021 at 20:34
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    $\begingroup$ Welcome to the site. Please take a look around the help center and take a tour to see what is considered a good question. For species identification, we at least need a location (not just country - more specific) and at least one high resolution photo, preferably several as ID is tricky without being able to see all the parts of the insect. Leafhopper of some sort, which one, I don't know - there are ~20,000 species worldwide. $\endgroup$
    – bob1
    Jun 10, 2021 at 22:44
  • $\begingroup$ Please edit to include your location, or this is just not detailed enough to narrow efficiently. $\endgroup$ Dec 20, 2021 at 6:51

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This inscent is a treehoppper or thorn bug (Membracidae). They belong to the Auchenorrhyncha.

Membracidae have a distinct transformed and enlarged (sometimes larger than the body itself) pronotum that often forms unusual structures - such as the "mowhak" on the photo or horns as the buffalo treehopper. These unusual shapes are thought to be camouflage or mimicry. Besides, their body shape is typical for planthoppers: an inclined head, their "rooftop" wings, a proboscis to suck plant sap, short antenna and relatively short, but powerful jumping legs.


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