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Origin of Helmets in Treehoppers: A beautiful example of evolution at work

By | May 3, 2021

Two developmental biologists Nicholas Gompel and Benjamin Prudhomme, when they were together at the Institute of Developmental Biology of Marseilles-Luminy in France, have unraveled the origin and evolution of helmets in treehoppers. This means these hemipterans have achieved what no other insect was able to in more than 300 million years of evolution : a third… Read More »