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Thorn Treehooper

Umbonia crassicornis

Description:

Tree hoppers on an acacia tree. I was really surprised to find these insects, they seemed thorns of the tree. I think this is the first spotting of Mexico to the mission of Hoppers, I hope you like them Cindy. This is my spotting No. 100.

Habitat:

The range of this species is from Northern South America all the way to Mexico and Florida. Three other species in this genus occur elsewhere in the United States. Its preferred hosts are ornamental and fruit trees of subtropical regions.

1 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca
bayucca 9 years ago
Thornbug
Umbonia crassicornis adults


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30 Comments (1–25)

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 9 years ago

Thank you Karen for the distinction. Very good and complete blog "Masters of Disguise"

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Congratulations Luis, this awesome spotting is featured in the Project Noah today, which is on "Masters of Disguise"! http://blog.projectnoah.org/post/2990181...

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 9 years ago

Thank you johnlguerin

johnlguerin
johnlguerin 9 years ago

Great shot!

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 9 years ago

Thank you Mayra

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 9 years ago

Wow!!! Brilliant capture!!

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 9 years ago

Thank you bayuca for the ID.

bayucca
bayucca 9 years ago

Membracidae, Umbonia crassicornis, Thornbug. #2 shows the female mostly on the left side and males at the right side. If you google the species you will find a great variability.

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 9 years ago

Frank, me too, I have learned so much since I joined PN

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 9 years ago

Thank you Frank

Frank Weaver
Frank Weaver 9 years ago

Really cool! I learned something new with your post!

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 9 years ago

That is great, Luis. Now I'll keep looking for them myself! I've found some hoppers I never thought live near my home, they are great guys.

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 9 years ago

Thank you João Mourão, Lars and KatCuf.

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 9 years ago

I have added a new photo to spotting. Photo No. 5

KatCuff
KatCuff 9 years ago

Cool series!

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 9 years ago

Thank you Lars

LarsKorb
LarsKorb 9 years ago

brilliant, Luis!

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 9 years ago

Thank you MihaiER, I was really surprised when I saw them.

MihaiER
MihaiER 9 years ago

Aliens!!! I suggest to start a mission "Aliens watch" or something...
Seriously, that's a great picture!

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 9 years ago

Thank you Emma.

João Mourão
João Mourão 9 years ago

Fantastic. Great spoting

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 9 years ago

awesome Luis!

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 9 years ago

Thank you Cindy.

CindyBinghamKeiser
CindyBinghamKeiser 9 years ago

I love them Luis! Great spotting and congrats on your 100th!

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 9 years ago

Thank you dxmgs1, Gerardo Aizpuru, Hans New,Karen L.

LuisStevens
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LuisStevens

San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí, Mexico

Spotted on Feb 10, 2012
Submitted on Feb 10, 2012

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