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27th Treehopper Gathering, Little Orleans, Maryland, 7-9 June 2019
2019-05-15
Treehopper Alert! This years' gathering is scheduled for 7-9 June 2019 (Friday to Sunday) at the Little Orleans Campground, Little Orleans, Maryland. To join this event and meet others passionate about treehoppers, contact Charles Bartlett. Advanced registration with Charles is essential to assure that you have a campsite. Participants are expected to provide their own tents, food, and camping gear, and to share in the cost of the group campground registration and the group meal provided on Saturday evening.

Treehoppers in the Museo de La Plata, Argentina
2019-05-07
Maciá, A.; Foieri, A., and Remes Lenicov, A. M. M. de. 2019a. Curatorial assessment and status of the general collection of Membracoidea and Cercopidea (Insecta, Hemiptera, Cicadomorpha) of the Museo de La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina.  Curator the Museum Journal 62(2): 225-240. [Available online]

This work documents specimens of Aetalionidae (1 gen., 1 sp.), Melizoderidae (1 gen., 2 spp.), and Membracidae (29 gen., 58 spp.) in the collection with notes on the collection's history and type holdings in the family Membracidae.

Change in Plans: 27th Annual Treehopper Gathering?
2019-04-02
The 2019 Treehopper Gathering is arranged for mid December, in New Orleans, Louisiana? April Fool!

All joking aside, this years' gathering will be about a week later than in recent years: thus, 7-9 June 2019 (Friday to Sunday), but, as usual, it will be at the Little Orleans Campground, Little Orleans, Maryland. This yearly event provides a casual opportunity to meet and collect with others passionate about treehoppers and related insects in a beautiful 222-acre campground, located in the Upper Potomac River valley of western Maryland. More than 23 treehopper genera (56 species) have been collected in this area .

Join us! To reserve a campsite with our group or to obtain further information, contact Charles Bartlett. Advanced registration with Charles is essential to assure that you have a campsite. Participants are expected to provide their own tents, food, and camping gear, and to share in the cost of the group campground registration and the group meal provided on Saturday evening. Bring your collecting vials, insect nets, unidentified specimens, cameras, bathing suits, and your favorite t-shirts.

“World’s Weirdest Insect”
2019-03-20
Writing on treehoppers in the March 2019 issue of National Geographic, Douglas Main begins with the line: “If there were a competition for the world’s weirdest insect, treehoppers would have a clear shot at first place.” This statement is well supported in Main’s popular article which includes many amazing photographs of Neotropical treehoppers by J. A. González de Rueda.

Main, D. 2019a. Treehoppers: the mini-monsters of the rainforest are masters of disguise–and full of surprises. National Geographic 235(3): [120-131 (includes foldout page)]. [available online]

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