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Tiny Treehopper

Acutalis sp.

Description:

Tiny Treehopper about 4 mm long. The bright red prothorax looks like a plant gall until it flies and it flies readily, much more than most treehoppers. Very beautifully colored with red, turquoise, green and black. Large black eyes. Maybe a species of Acutalis, Family Membracidae, Smiliinae.

Habitat:

Forest bushes, Finca Argovia, Ruta de Cafe, Soconusco area of southern Chiapas, Mexico. About 1 hour from Tapachula.

Notes:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/roboelman/... http://dpr.ncparks.gov/bugs/view_1.php?i... https://myrockytop.smugmug.com/Travel/Ni... http://www.austinbug.com/membracidae.htm...

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LaurenZarate
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LaurenZarate

Chiapas, Mexico

Spotted on Nov 20, 2015
Submitted on Mar 14, 2016

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