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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.
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.
Thank you Karen for the distinction. Very good and complete blog "Masters of Disguise"
Congratulations Luis, this awesome spotting is featured in the Project Noah today, which is on "Masters of Disguise"! http://blog.projectnoah.org/post/2990181...
Thank you johnlguerin
Thank you Mayra
Wow!!! Brilliant capture!!
Thank you bayuca for the ID.
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.
Frank, me too, I have learned so much since I joined PN
Thank you Frank
Really cool! I learned something new with your post!
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.
Thank you João Mourão, Lars and KatCuf.
I have added a new photo to spotting. Photo No. 5
Thank you Lars
Thank you MihaiER, I was really surprised when I saw them.
Aliens!!! I suggest to start a mission "Aliens watch" or something...
Seriously, that's a great picture!
Thank you Emma.
Fantastic. Great spoting
Thank you Cindy.
I love them Luis! Great spotting and congrats on your 100th!
Thank you dxmgs1, Gerardo Aizpuru, Hans New,Karen L.
Spotted on Feb 10, 2012
Submitted on Feb 10, 2012
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