We live in Claremont, Ontario and when we were sitting out in our back garden, I noticed this little green bug which I think looks like a chameleon crawling across the arm of my chair. Naturally I took a million pictures, but it’s so small that I was only able to get a few. I thought it was an aphid but from the pictures online it doesn’t seem to be one. Anyone know what it is?
Your critter is a treehopper nymph.
Connie was close guessing a leafhopper.
In the nymph or young stage it is hard to tell which species it is, but I believe it is in the buffalo treehopper genus Ceresa.
These insects have large humps on their backs as adults. Most feed on host-specific trees or shrubs…meaning that each species feeds on specific trees or shrubs. Do you know what plant it was feeding on?
Most are not considered pests…if so it would be due to the damage of egg-laying.
This insect overwinters as eggs, which hatch the following spring. Some species co-exist with ants.
You did get a good photo of this little guy!
Thanks for sharing!