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Buffalo Treehopper (Family: Membracidae) A Buffalo Treehopper I found on an overgrown part of the lawn. This individual was really skittish and always flew away when I got too close; luckily after two hours I was able to snap some close up photos. Also, if anyone can identify this insect to the species level That would be greatly appreciated:)  <br />
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UPDATE: I&#039;ve added an ID of Ceresa bisonia. Feel free to change it if it&#039;s wrong:) Animalia,Animals,Buffalo Treehopper,Buffalo treehopper,Caribbean,Insecta,Insects,Membracidae,Stictocephala bisonia,Treehopper,Trinidad and Tobago Click/tap to enlarge PromotedCountry intro

Buffalo Treehopper (Family: Membracidae)

A Buffalo Treehopper I found on an overgrown part of the lawn. This individual was really skittish and always flew away when I got too close; luckily after two hours I was able to snap some close up photos. Also, if anyone can identify this insect to the species level That would be greatly appreciated:)

UPDATE: I've added an ID of Ceresa bisonia. Feel free to change it if it's wrong:)

    comments (12)

  1. Nice! I've never seen one this color before! Posted 6 months ago
    1. Thanks Christine! When I was browsing on iNaturalist I also noticed that most of the Buffalo Treehoppers spotted in Trinidad are green. Posted 6 months ago
  2. Funky looking species, love the colours. Smashing macro Wesley. You are incredibly patient - so impressive giving over two hours to observation and photography. Posted 6 months ago
    1. Thank you so much Ruth! It wasn't all patience though lol, there were lots of hoverflies and ladybird beetles in the same area as well so I photographed them while intermittently checking on the treehopper. Posted 6 months ago
  3. So so cute! Posted 6 months ago
    1. And it was quite small as well, I initially thought it was a nymph! Posted 6 months ago
  4. Rule of third, leading lines to the eyes focal point, lighting, contrasting color of bright yellow against the green, all combined to capture my attention. Posted 6 months ago
    1. Thank you so much for your comment William! Posted 6 months ago
  5. Lovely creature! Posted 6 months ago
    1. It sure was! Posted 6 months ago
  6. Just stunning Wesley, well captured ;-) Posted 6 months ago
    1. Thank you so much Flavio! Posted 6 months ago

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The buffalo treehopper is a species of treehopper belonging to the subfamily Membracinae. It is sometimes classified as ''Ceresa bisonia''.

Similar species: True Bugs
Species identified by Wesley Goorachan
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By Wesley Goorachan

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Uploaded Nov 3, 2021. Captured Oct 30, 2021 15:40.
  • Canon EOS Rebel T6
  • f/14.0
  • 1/128s
  • ISO100
  • 50mm