Last year a client wanted to search for specific tree hoppers in Arizona. We found all three species that he was looking for, and he recorded their voices. Amplified, they sounded like an ocean recording of all kinds of whales. Quite amazing. Adults and nymphs seemed to communicate with wails and clicks
|Enchenopa permutata male|
This year he had no time to come out to Arizona, so today I drove to Box Canyon in the Santa Ritas to collect nymphs and adults of Enchenopa permutata on Lycium.
|Monoxia sp. leaf beetles|
Many of the remaining leaves showed rust infections. On those bushes were only very few Echenopa adults and nearly no nymphs.
|Enchenopa permutata female|
|Enchenopa permutata nymph|