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Species Campylenchia latipes - Widefooted Treehopper, Eastern Thornhopper

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hemiptera (True Bugs, Cicadas, Hoppers, Aphids and Allies)
Suborder Auchenorrhyncha (Free-living Hemipterans)
Superfamily Cicadoidea (Cicadas, Leafhoppers, and Treehoppers)
Family Membracidae (Treehoppers)
Subfamily Membracinae
Tribe Membracini
Genus Campylenchia
Species latipes (Widefooted Treehopper, Eastern Thornhopper)
Explanation of Names
Campylenchia latipes (Say 1824)
Size
♀ 9 mm, ♂ 7.5 mm(1)
Identification
The only species in the east with this appearance (forward-pointing horn). Hind legs are spiny, front legs are leaf-like.
Nymph:

Adult:
Range
throughout US & Canada(1)
Life Cycle
Associated with herbaceous plants, especially Asteraceae (1), and often found, in particular, on goldenrod (2).
Remarks
They are generally tended by ants
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