Horned Treehoppers

The Horned Treehoppers belong to family Membracidae. They are best known for their enlarged and ornate pronotum, which most often mimic thorns and that is why they are also called Thorn Mimic Treehoppers. They are normally sedentary but are able of jumping. They are considered as pest, which feed on plant sap. I found this species on a gourd vine.

Horned Treehoppers
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2 comments:

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

What a very interesting bug!! Love the horns on it.

Anastasia said...

you always find interesting and unique subjects that i never knew about. i hope you continue to find more and photograph them.