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Crazy Beautiful: Gallery of Treehopper Helmet Designs

The researchers at the Institut de Biologie du Développement de Marseille-Luminy in France studied the genes involved in the treehoppers' development of both wings and helmets and found similarities. Although the helmets are created using the treehopper's wing-making machinery, they aren't used for flight.