Location: Ft. Pierce, Fl
December 5, 2013 2:46 pm
These bugs are eating my shrub. Do you know what they are?
Signature: Vicki Rumley
These are immature Thorn Treehoppers, Umbonia crassicornis, and once they mature, they grow wings and can fly. According to BugGuide: “Numerous legumes and other ornamental and fruit trees” and “Both young and adults feed on the same trees. Many times both are found together in clusters on branches.” BugGuide also notes: “The female actively tends her brood or colony of 15-50 individuals”