Another Possible Cyphonia Treehopper

3mm long | July 6, 2011 | Victorio Siqueroli Park, Uberlandia, Minas Gerais, Brazil

This might be another Cyphonia species. I’ve seen a few similar ones before, but not one quite like this.

Side view

I believe these photos are all of the same individual, but I can’t be sure. It was skittish, but when spooked it always seemed to land close by.

Another view

These really are very small treehoppers, only around 3mm long.

Dorsal view

Dorsal view

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2 Responses to Another Possible Cyphonia Treehopper

  1. Very nice!

    The long suprahumeral horns, trifurcate posterior process, and two slender upright median spines confirm the genus Cyphonia. There are many species in Brazil, but one old key (Goding 1929: p. 250) suggests it could be the common species C. capra.

  2. Troy Bartlett says:

    Thanks, Ted!

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