Subject: tree hopper species?
Location: Blythewood, SC
April 23, 2013 8:29 pm
Found a bunch of these all huddled together on a branch. Some had a horn, others didn’t. I am guessing male and female. What species is this? Thy did not want to move or come off the branch.
The Oak Treehopper, Platycotis vittata, comes in both horned and hornless variations that have nothing to do with the sex. Thank you for supplying photos of both variations in a single posting. There are also striped and solid colored individuals. You can read more about the Oak Treehopper on BugGuide.