The Treehoppers Insect One species of thorn bug, umbonia spinasa, is found in North and south Africa. The spiked shape and the green-and– red coloration both server to deter predators. Length o4 inches (10 mm).
Common name: Treehoppers
Number of species: About 2,400 (258 U.S.)
Size: From about 0.2 in (4 mm) to around 0.6 in (15 mm)
Key features: Easily distinguished from the other small sap- sucking bugs by the pronotum, which extends back over the abdomen; pronotum may even extend beyond the end of the abdomen and can assume peculiar shapes, with spines and odd-shaped projections giving a bizarre appearance
Habits: often sit in large groups on their food plants, often camouflaged Breeding: Females of a few species indulge in parental care of eggs and nymphs
Diet: Adults and nymphs are sap feeders, releasing honeydew as a by-product
Habitat: Forests, grassland, and deserts
Distribution: Worldwide, but concentrated in the tropics, especially those of the new world.
Treehoppers Insect Photos Gallery Collection