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Photo: Cute treehopper is a master of camouflage

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Our photo of the day comes from the rainforest of Ecuador.

Survival is tough when you are a tiny package of protein – but treehoppers, like the one here photographed by Andreas Kay, have a plan: Look like a leaf and hide in plain sight. This species goes as far as having brown-tipped edges to mimic wiltling; a little something extra to add to the authenticy. What a marvel!

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