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Treehopper - Telamona tiliae

Treehopper - Telamona tiliae
Amherst, Massachusetts, USA
November 5, 2004
Photographed is a woody area near our house.

basswood leafhopper?
I couldn't find any web reference to Lime Treehopper as a common name for this species; did you find the name in a book, perhaps? I'm thinking that the species epithet "tiliae" may refer to the tree genus Tilia, but the most widespread North American species - Tilia americana - is commonly called American Basswood (or American Linden by horticulturalists). The alternate name of Lime Tree is rarely used, probably because it's too easily confused with Citrus aurantifolia, the Lime Tree that produces the limes sold in grocery stores.

Let's change it...
I think I translated "tiliae" in the latin translator and it came up with "lime"...obviously the hazard of using such a resource. We can go with "Basswood" if you think that is more appropriate...

I'm not sure...
I just guessed that "tiliae" might be a reference to the host tree of this species; maybe there's another explanation? Can you tell from the uncropped photo if it's on a basswood leaf?

Telamona monticola
Sorry, my mistake ... Telamona tiliae has a narrower crest and lacks the yellow spots freckling the dark ground color, which is typical of T. monticola (an oak feeder).

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