Friday, July 06, 2012
A South American treehopper sent to Q by Jonathan Hanson, who writes: "... It was posted by a herpetologist (and virtuoso violinist) friend of ours, Robert Villa, on Facebook. The description offered by a friend of his who has collected them was: 'It is a treehopper, Cyphonia trifidia ; cicadas lack the pronotal expansions along with various other characters. This is a pretty common South American membracid; I've actually collected a ton of these guys over the years.' "