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Species Enchenopa latipes - Wide-footed Treehopper

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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 (True Hoppers)
Infraorder Cicadomorpha
Superfamily Membracoidea (Leafhoppers and Treehoppers)
Family Membracidae (Typical Treehoppers)
Subfamily Membracinae
Tribe Membracini
Genus Enchenopa
Species latipes (Wide-footed Treehopper)
Other Common Names
Eastern Thornhopper
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Enchenopa rugosa (Fowler, 1884)
Campylenchia latipes
Explanation of Names
Enchenopa 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 NA (1),(2)
Season
mostly June-Oct (BG data)
Life Cycle
Associated with herbaceous plants, especially Asteraceae (1), and often found, in particular, on goldenrod (3).
Remarks
generally tended by ants
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