Again, no picture yet ...
Bright green little suckers, maybe .25-.50 of an inch long. Their wings are
folded upward (like a lacewing) and are not against the body like a fly or
most bees. The closest I can come is a buffalo tree hopper, but unless they
are young ones and will change considerably when they get to be adults, then
that's not it. They do fly, sorta. They'll hop off a plant and then fly
their way to another (fast little suckers, I was trying to catch one!)
-zone 5, north of Boston-
Darnit, no - my critters are not so grasshopper like. Take away the long
antennae, the creepy hoppy back legs and hump up the back more.
I'll try to get one to sit still long enough for a photo opp.
It sounds like some kind of Treehopper, there are others
besides the Buffalo you mentioned.
Treehoppers (Hemiptera: Cicadomorpha: Membracoidea)
Actually, I've discovered that it is a 'small green leafhopper'
Not really scientific I know:
2nd picture down on the right side of page, 'small green leafhopper on
prickly pear cactus pad'
I'll have to look in my bug book again, I don't see how I could have missed
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