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Oak Treehoppers

Entomologist Dr. Art Evans and WCVE producer Steve Clark discuss the natural history of a very colorful denizen of white oaks here in Virginia, the oak treehopper, Platycotis vittata. Both males and females may be horned or hornless.

Photos: Nymphs and two color forms of the adult oak treehopper, Platycotis vittata. © 2013, Arthur V. Evans. All rights reserved.