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Treehopper nymph tended by ant on honey locust - Crematogaster

Treehopper nymph tended by ant on honey locust - Crematogaster
Decatur, DeKalb County, Georgia, USA
July 9, 2021
On honey locust tree, where I have also seen an adult Thelia bimaculata and this adult: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/86052450 (Cyrtolobus?), don't know whether this is the nymph of one of those species. I guess the lack of a horn rules out Thelia bimaculata.

I watched the ant interact with the hopper for a while, presume it was after the substance coming out of the hoppers tail, which extended and receded over the course of a minute or two.

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