Subject: Crazy cool bug
Geographic location of the bug: Kenmore, WA
Time: 07:29 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Seen under a chestnut tree in Sep 2016. Saw two them, they were docile and slow.
How you want your letter signed: Season
This is an immature Oak Tree Hopper and we are intrigued that you found it under a chestnut tree. According to BugGuide: “Fairly common on deciduous and evergreen oaks, Quercus spp.” According to the University of Florida IFAS Extension pdf on the species: “Essig (1958) reported that he collected a freshly hatched colony from a cultivated chestnut tree (presumably in California).”