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Photo#571292
Glossonotus acuminatus - female

Glossonotus acuminatus - Female
Greenville, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA
September 2, 2011
Size: ~⅜"
I looked down and noticed this Treehopper while I was cleaning my hummingbird feeders. It seemed to appear out of nowhere, perched on the coiled outside hose I had been using. I quickly got my camera and took a lot of photos, as it didn't move at first.
NOTE: This insect has a large (for its size) drop of water on its right side and a smaller one up front. Most likely it got splashed, then appeared on the coiled hose. Notice also that the left wing is damaged. It had to drag what was left of it when it began to move on the coiled hose and the now unused nozzle.
I finished up, and it sat there undisturbed. After about one minute it catapulted itself quite high and distant, landing in the grass of my mowed yard. I didn't attempt to find it, for fear of stepping on it. My ID is based on two Guides: one from the Audubon Society (1994) and the other
published by the National Wildlife Federation (2008). I'm also guessing it is an adult female. For some unknown reason, I cannot type in italics for Genus and species.

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Moved for expert attention.
Moved from ID Request.

Thinking it looks more like Glossonotus:



Dr. Hamilton will say for sure.

 
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Thank you! I've never seen one, let alone so close. It will be interesting to see what the ID is.

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