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Tiny Treehopper

Acutalis sp.


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.


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


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Chiapas, Mexico

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

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