I just discovered a fellow running on the guava tree. I was wondering what this insect is and its functions?

I have attached the image and I currently live in India. enter image description here


This looks like Umbonia crassicornis collectively known as thorn bugs defense mechanism to fool their predators as thorn. Not sure about it's functions in garden, but I remember playing with them by dropping them on their head and looking at them struggle to come back on their legs, when I was a kid.

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