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Tree Hopper - Platycotis

Tree Hopper - Platycotis
Carbon River Ranger station area, Pierce County, Washington, USA
March 29, 2015
Size: 7.5mm

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This looks tropical - can you verify that it was not just on an imported plant?

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Pretty sure it's not an imported plant
(also replying here so that the rest of the community can see)

The little guy was found about 5 miles from the nearest road in Mt. Rainier National Park, so I'm pretty sure an imported plant can be ruled out. The exact position was on a sign post on the shore of Green Lake (up the Ranger Creek Trail) in the Carbon River area of Mt. Rainier National Park. I suppose it could have travelled in someone's clothing or pack? That seems fairly far fetched though. It's a pretty quiet area of the park.

Moved from Treehoppers.

Drilling down
Tree Hopper I got to - I'm hoping to get a bit further down in the taxonomy :) - will moving it make it disappear from the ID request list?

Images that stay in ID Request...
...simply get buried, reducing their chances of being seen and identified. Your pics have been moved into the guide, where specialists will be more likely to encounter them. This is standard BG practice. The ID process doesn't stop just because an image has been moved.

Cool thx
that sounds good

Moved from ID Request.

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