Homoptera; Family Issidae in Dominican Amber:

This amber piece displays a Planthopper of the Family Issidae. Many species are short winged, and some have a weevil-like snout. The most unusual ones are nymphs termed "shaving brush" planthoppers. These produce wax which extends brush like to the rear of the abdomen, and is thought to have a distracting effect upon predators, causing them to strike at the brush rather than the insect itself. Some examples of them have been found in Dominican amber.

Homoptera in amber

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