Issus coleoptratus

Issus coleoptratus

Observation - Issus coleoptratus - UK and Ireland. Description: A diamond-shaped hopper at the edge of the woods. Here is an interesting article about this insect: http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/science/2013/09/this-insect-has-the-only-mechanical-gears-ever-found-in-nature/

A diamond-shaped hopper at the edge of the woods. Here is an interesting article about this insect:
http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/science/2013/09/this-insect-has-the-only-mechanical-gears-ever-found-in-nature/