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Friday, August 13, 2021

It's a Leaf...Or is it?

This time of year, every leaf is worth a closer look; sometimes because leaves can be home for a multitude of different interesting insects, and sometimes because the insects themselves are leaf-mimics, as in the case of this Planthopper I found on a boxelder branch along the Diahoga Trail in Athens, Pennsylvania.

Can you see it perched on the branch in the center of the frame?

Here's for a much closer look.

This is one among many leaf-mimic insects. I wonder what leaf-mimic insects are making a living in a shrub, tree, or forest near you. There's one way to find out. Go, enjoy the gift of nature, and see for yourself.

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