Thorn Mimic Treehoppers

October 8th, 2011 - 4:42 PM | Filed under Featured Photos | 4 Comments

10mm long | July 5, 2011 | Victorio Siqueroli Park, Uberlandia, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Treehoppers like this one are sometimes said to mimic thorns. If so, it would have to be a dull thorn, and it doesn’t do it much good hanging out on a leaf. More often though, you’ll find them hanging out together on branches.

Group of treehoppers

4 Responses to “Thorn Mimic Treehoppers”

  1. I’d venture this is a member of the tribe Aconophorini.

  2. Eduardo Borges-Filho says:

    Hey! I’m very close to identify this one. Its a Guayaquila or a Aconophora (both genera). If i confirm it’s a Aconophora, for sure it’s a A. flavipes.

    Tem bastante lá no Parque do Sabiá!

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