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Top 15 Weirdest Insects in the World

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Always has a crowbar on hand

Scientific name: Pyrops candealaria
Habitat: Vietnam, Hong Kong, Laos, Thailand

The pyrops candealaria planthopper is extraordinarily colorful and cute, even if its long thin snout seems a little strange. Does it have a purpose? Yes! The snout works like a little crowbar, lifting up bark from trees. This exposes the tasty sap that the insect eats.

Planthopper Planthopper - Photo: apiguide/Shutterstock

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