Brazilian Treehopper - a real living insect, which only pretends to be an alien helicopter. Its other name is "The Bell Bearer"; part of its Latin moniker stands for these utterly bizarre spheroids on the top (they are not antennae!
I took this photo at the Montreal Insectarium, and the whole reason for liking this beetle was the parts near the eyes that look like mega thick eye-lashes. Not many people would find a beetle pretty, but I think this one just looks so flirtatious!
Favorite Animals / This is a species of elephant beetle from the rain forests of Costa Rica. Fully grown and roughly five inches long. They are an endangered species and generally live for just four months. Elephant Beetles eat the sap of particular trees