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Buffalo Treehopper

Stictocephala

Description:

This is a small green treehopper with a triangular shape and transparent wings. It is less than half an inch in length.

Habitat:

We spotted this guy hanging out on a door window. Habitat: leaves, roots, stems, fruit, and flowers. Range: It is native to North America and can be found throughout the region. It can also be found in southern Europe and North Africa. Diet: Treehoppers feed off of plant parts, and lay their eggs in the stems of plants. Ref: https://www.insectidentification.org/ins...

Notes:

This was one of two treehoppers we saw this past year. Oddly enough I have never before seen them on our campus so needless to say it was pretty cool! FUN FACTS: 1. The Buffalo Treehopper is named so due to its profile appearance resembling that of the American bison. 2. Male treehoppers attract females through song. Females do not process the sound as sound waves, but rather a vibration felt through the leaves/stem of the host plant.

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San Antonio, Texas, USA

Spotted on May 3, 2019
Submitted on Jun 27, 2019

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