Subject: What’s that bug?
Location: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
May 16, 2014 3:56 pm
Found this cute little guy hitching a ride on my car in Ft. Lauderdale on May 16.
This is a male Thorn Treehopper, Umbonia crassicornis. You can compare your image to this image on BugGuide. We have many images on our site of Thorn Treehoppers, however, your individual is quite distinctive. There is considerable variation in coloring, markings and the development of the “thorn” in this species. BugGuide has examples of some of the variations.