This "alligator-headed" planthopper indeed resembles its reptilian namesake.
And perhaps not just in name: scientists have seen modern versions of such
planthoppers resting with their snouts high in the air, not unlike the stance
that some reptiles maintain. "Whether this behavior actually frightens
potential predators is unknown," writes George Poinar, Jr. in his book The
Amber Forest, "but why else would such a posture evolve?"