Here’s a shot from the close-up meadow series I did for the Darien Land Trust five years ago. I came across many strange things during my time in the meadows that summer. It’s amazing what you find when you tune out everything except your immediate surroundings.
Treehoppers, not to be confused with planthoppers, are often called “thorn bugs” because of their appearance.
Here is a link to more information about treehoppers.
In case you’re interested, here’s what a planthopper, not to be confused with treehopper, looks like.