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Treehoppers on Lupine Leaves - Ceresa lutea

Treehoppers on Lupine Leaves - Ceresa lutea
Baltimore County, Maryland, USA
May 10, 2010
Size: about 5mm
Two tiny hemispherical, green creatures in the center of a lupine (Lupinus perennis) leaf. Pink eyes. I am trying to understand more about the insects that eat this state rare plant. Do you think the lupine is a particular hostplant?

Sunny, xeric meadow.

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I'm guessing this one:

Judging by the name, not specific to lupine.

 
Beans!
Following your lead I looked in that area of the guide, and I'm betting my allowance on Ceresa lutea. There were three or four species that look more or less like this, and it looks like most prefer a salad bar with beans on it. Lupines are in the pea family, so that fits. I hope Dr. Hamilton chimes in.

 
Ceresa lutea
yes; the dark legs are characteristic of this species and C. inermis, but the latter has a higher crest and is western in distribution

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