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Thorn Treehopper

Umbonia crassicornis


Mom bug was less than an inch, large crest on the head, turquoise, yellow and orange colors, I could see wings, all the babies were by her lots of them, great colors orange/yellow and blue the little ones had 2 spines/horns on the side of the crest and bright red eyes.


Series # 2 on this family. And series # 3

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102 Comments (1–25)

Thank you, Sckel and rachelgimbad.

rachelgimbad 10 years ago

a family of Thorn Treehopper, beautiful :)

Sckel 10 years ago

Beautiful, wonderful...

Oh... I would have love to see that.... : ) These beauties are so enchanting, and there are so many different kinds and always so adorable. Thank you Adarsha B S, happy you remember.

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 10 years ago

Few days back i saw these fellows on Discovery channel and o remembered you!

Thank you, AlwaysBlossom.They were beautiful and so small I could only see the details when I looked at the pictures I took!!

Thank you, Phillip Torres and Chief RedEarth, they are so cute and also so very small.

Nimbid Ditavi
Nimbid Ditavi 10 years ago

Amazing Shot! And fantastic species Gilma!

AlwaysBlossom 11 years ago


Thank you so much, Gerardo Aizpuru.

Thank you, rubens.luciano.

Thank you so much, LuisStevens, Your spottings are amazing hope to see some as SOTD's. : )

Thank you, Arun.

Thank you so much, J.

Thank you so much, Fyn Kynd.

Welcome to Costa Rica, JungleLoveMamasita, You will find these and much more.... Looking forward to your spottings. PURA VIDA!!

Thank you, gatorfellows for your fast ID, thanks to you, I find out what these creatures were and became fascinated by them. Thank you for your ID, again and also your kind comment.

Thank you, Vijay Anand Ismavel.

Thank you so much, NuwanChathuranga.

Thank you, RubyPrakash. That is exactly what I said when I spotted them!

Thank you so much, YukoChartraw, I had such a fun time following this wonderful creature and knowing that you were as interested as I, thank you so much again. : )

LaurenZarate, thank you so much, very honor coming from you, I am one of your fans, your spotting are super!!

Thank you, Sachin Zaveri, I think they are adorable!

Thank you so much, SatyenM, I am so happy these creatures got some attention.

Thank you, Telse.

Provincia de Alajuela, Costa Rica

Spotted on Oct 15, 2012
Submitted on Oct 15, 2012

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