Subject: One horn, base of horn covers all body
Geographic location of the bug: Montgomery hills, Maryland (silver spring)20910
Time: 09:49 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Dear bugman, I wish I had more photos for you….sitting still in a parking lot, this thing landed on my arm with such force I thought I was hit with a stone! It then leaped forcefully backwards, flipped, and stuck to my side window. It was a dark, gray brown color.(Maybe had some small spots?? If you looked at it from an Ariel view, it would look like the cap of an acorn. The wide base of horn protected the entire body and wings! I’m assuming it’s a type of beetle….
Good luck, and I’ll keep my fingers crossed you have an answer for me!
How you want your letter signed: Thanks for your time! sara
Based on the insect’s silhouette and your location, we believe we have correctly identified this Treehopper as Glossonotus turriculatus thanks to images posted to BugGuide. Hosts listed are oak and hickory.