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Buffalo Treehopper Nymph - Stictocephala bisonia Nymphs have long, spiny plumes on their dorsal surface. This one was very busy and wouldn&#039;t sit still :)<br />
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Spotted in a rural butterfly garden.<br />
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The taxonomy for buffalo treehoppers is a bit confusing, and I&#039;m not exactly sure what the current consensus is: Stictocephala alta, S. bisonia, S. bizonia, S. bubalus OR Ceresa bubalus, C. alta...??? Geotagged,Stictocephala,Stictocephala alta,Stictocephala bisonia,Summer,United States,buffalo treehopper,ceresa,ceresa alta,nymph,treehopper nymph Click/tap to enlarge PromotedCountry intro

Buffalo Treehopper Nymph - Stictocephala bisonia

Nymphs have long, spiny plumes on their dorsal surface. This one was very busy and wouldn't sit still :)

Spotted in a rural butterfly garden.

The taxonomy for buffalo treehoppers is a bit confusing, and I'm not exactly sure what the current consensus is: Stictocephala alta, S. bisonia, S. bizonia, S. bubalus OR Ceresa bubalus, C. alta...???

    comments (8)

  1. Wow, that's brilliant Christine! Posted one year ago
    1. Thanks Claire! Posted one year ago
  2. SO cool! Posted one year ago
    1. Thanks :) Posted one year ago
  3. Great capture, Christine! How big was this? Posted one year ago
    1. Thanks Jivko! It was about 4-5 mm long. Posted one year ago
  4. Nice! Posted one year ago
    1. Thanks :) Posted one year ago

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The buffalo treehopper is a species of treehopper native to North America. It is also sometimes classified as ''Ceresa bisonia''.

Similar species: True Bugs
Species identified by Christine Young
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By Christine Young

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Uploaded Jun 30, 2018. Captured Jun 30, 2018 07:57 in 80 Main St, Sharon, CT 06069, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/2.8
  • 1/166s
  • ISO100
  • 100mm