A budding branch? Look again. Them buds got LEGS.

According to the photographer, "Flatid hoppers begin their lives pink from carotenoid synthesis. They feed on host plants and as a result they can be found in colonies which can be as large as 50 individuals. As they age they lose their colouration, becoming green."

You can just make out an "elder" in the group, on the left. Via +Bug G. Membracid,@bug_girl on Twitter.
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