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Mr. Hintz,

While camping at a state park near Lansing, Michigan this past week, I encountered an insect I became quite curious about, primarily due to an interesting shifting from side to side resembling a kind of dance. I understand walkingsticks have similar "dances" to blend in with foliage, but I don't believe this is a walkingstick. This insect is quite tiny, walks sideways, is light green with spots on its back, and can bolt vertically to fly quite quickly. I was hoping to send a video of its movement, but for now I have simply attached images to aid in identification I can provide the video if necessary via email). Any information you may provide would be most appreciated!



HI jason
From the description and the photo that I see I think it may a Treehopper. treehoppers come in all kinds of bizarre shapes and belong to the Family of True Bugs called Membracidae. This look like a member of the Genus Telamona. You can upload the video to my email

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