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Hopper had a cone shaped head, with a slender body and an upward curling tail. Length is around 6mm. Side view looks like an arrow with a tail pointing up.
Nice pic! This is, I believe, a spittlebug in the family Machaerotidae (perhaps the genus Machaerota, but I can't be sure of that). These are the tube-making spittlebugs; the "upward curling tail" you describe is a scutellar spine, making them superficially resemble treehoppers.
But shot from front looks very nice...side view may not give such a charming look :)
Thanks Adarsha B S!now only if they don't disappear too fast so I can take a shot from the side...
Spotted on Nov 20, 2010 Submitted on Sep 30, 2012