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Thorn treehopper

Umbonia crassicornis

Description:

Umbonia crassicornis is a common and widespread member of the family Membracidae, and one of numerous species colloquially referred to as thorn bugs. The body length of the adult is approximately 10 millimetres (0.39 in). This is a variable species as to size, color and structure, particularly the pronotal horn of males

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26 Comments (1–25)

wow

C.Sydes
C.Sydes 8 years ago

brilliant;
did you get a photo of the whole beastie?

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 8 years ago

Fantastic macro!

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 8 years ago

Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

patty
patty 8 years ago

intresting spotting and lovely picture =)

LarsKorb
LarsKorb 9 years ago

Fantastic macro - congrats

Jeannette
Jeannette 9 years ago

Crazy bug :)

Eva Varga
Eva Varga 9 years ago

Great photo! Love the details and the colors!

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 9 years ago

Great photo ! what an insect !!

Bong Ambutong
Bong Ambutong 9 years ago

Beautiful capture ,,,Excellent.

Chicquita
Chicquita 9 years ago

I don't know what to say .... :)

CindyBinghamKeiser
CindyBinghamKeiser 9 years ago

Thank you Daniel!

CindyBinghamKeiser
CindyBinghamKeiser 9 years ago

Hello, I started a mission that focuses on the hoppers. I'm hoping it will global rather than just the 300 mile radius of where I'm at. Regardless, I'd really appreciate you adding your hopper spotting(s). http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/8096... Thank you!

MickGrant
MickGrant 9 years ago

Amazing bug - great photo!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Great Central American colour combinations in Fauna....!!

Liam
Liam 9 years ago

Incredible!

Daniel-CR
Daniel-CR 9 years ago

Thank you friends for the comments !!

DoinaRussu
DoinaRussu 9 years ago

great shot; fantastic creature!

Atul
Atul 9 years ago

simply amazing .These insects pierce the plant stem to eat sap and also to lay their eggs in the plant tissue.check out this one http://ntsavanna.com/thorn-treehopper/
thanks for sharing this one

Wild Things
Wild Things 9 years ago

Wow!

Christiane
Christiane 9 years ago

WOW.. Things you can find in this world!?!

Darwin26
Darwin26 9 years ago

Wow! that's quite a bug, are they etible ?

AnnvanWijgerden
AnnvanWijgerden 9 years ago

Oh wow....

misako
misako 9 years ago

beautiful colors!

textless
textless 9 years ago

Great shape and color!

Daniel-CR
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Daniel-CR

Cartago, Costa Rica

Spotted on Oct 12, 2011
Submitted on Oct 12, 2011

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