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bump-on-a-hump treehopper - Palonica pyramidata

bump-on-a-hump treehopper - Palonica pyramidata
near Ailsa Craig, Ontario, Canada
June 25, 2004
About 8 mm; on a skunk cabbage leaf in wet woods. The bumpy hump (and the pale streak that descends from it) look similar to the Heliria photo at Cedar Creek.

Telamona pyramidata
Telamona pyramidata

Telamona ?
We tried to find a comparable image of Telamona but were not successful

Heliria vs. Telamona
The first two Telamona images I found were in the Guide and at Cedar Creek, and both of those have a more flat-topped hump than the more pointed one in my photo.
However, the Telamona images (#s 4-9) on this plate look closer to mine, especially image #7. Interestingly, this Central American species (T. sinuata) and T. cristata & mexicana also appear on the Nearctica list but have been re-assigned to the genus Heliria, which lends support to the idea of my specimen also being in that genus.

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