Heteronotus tree hoppers have a fake "ant" on their backs, presumably to foil predators.
Maquipucuna Cloud Forest Reserve, Pichincha, Ecuador
Heteronotus tree hopper.
Maquipucuna reserve, Pichincha, Ecuador
An egg emerges from the abdomen of a Northern Walking Stick Diapheromera femorata. The eggs fall to the forest floor where they overwinter before hatching.