Creature Feature: Thorn Bug

(Featured Image Source: Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad Costa Rica (INBio))

The “thorn bug” a.k.a. Umbonia crassicornis, can been found not only in red and green, but RAINBOW colored, as you can see from the picture below by Lyle J. Buss. According to the University of Florida’s “Featured Creatures” this sap sucker is a pest found on ornamental and fruit trees, causing “damage by piercing the plant tissue and sucking the sap and by making cuts in the plant for oviposition.”

Photograph by Lyle J.Buss


Booker T. Bear and Dahlya Dragonfly meet unusual creatures in their adventures to real-life locations around the globe in the Booker T. Bear “Let’s GO!” book series for ages 4 to 8.


Personalized signed copies are only available through The Library Store. “Let’s GO!” series illustrators: Kurt Keller and Traci Van Wagoner.

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