Leafhoppers use tiny light-absorbing balls to conceal their eggs

The insects produce the antireflective microspheres themselves

Alnetoidia alneti

HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT  Insects called leafhoppers (Alnetoidia alneti shown) produce microscopic, antireflective spheres that the bugs rub onto their eggs to camouflage them.

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