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Gorgeous treehopper about 11mm long with rust and turquoise coloring on its pale gray body. The head has three horns. The eyes are red and the hind legs (posterior tarsi) are short. This one was found deceased on our picnic table. A live one hopped on my arm but jumped off before I could get pics. The last image shows its size compared to a standard water bottle cap. This species can be hornless.
High elevation forest with oak and cedar trees in Yosemite National forest. Found on the western and eastern coasts of the US and Canada as well as the southern border states along Mexico.
Bucket list find!
Spotted on Jul 6, 2017
Submitted on Jul 6, 2017
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