small jumping insects are best described as being torpedo-shaped
although the come in a wide variety of body shapes. Many are have
elongated bodies and rounded heads while others are more squarish
in appearance and when viewed from above have a distinctive wedge
shape. Most also have 1-2 rows of fine hair-like spines along the
tibia of the hind leg. Most are sap feeders of fresh plant growth
and may be attended by ants that feed off the honeydew they excrete.
can be found in large numbers and will often fly away when disturbed.
Sometimes when disturbed they will prefer to move behind leaf stems
to hide from what ever is disturbing them or quickly hop from one
stem to another.
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