Adults feed on the juices of plants. A tropical species from the same family was thought to glow in the dark and were hence called Lanternflies, but none of these insects are luminous. The name stuck despite the fact.
Details of the:
Category: Cicada and Planthopper
Common name: Planthopper
Scientific Name: Acanalonia conica
Other Names: Lanternfly
Size (Adult, Length): 12mm to 40mm (0.47in to 1.57in)
Identifying Colors: green, white
Additional Descriptors: leaf, flat, jumping, flying
North American Reach (Though Not Limited To*): Alabama; Connecticut; Delaware; Florida; Georgia; Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kentucky; Louisiana; Maine; Maryland; Massachusetts; Michigan; Minnesota; Mississippi; Missouri; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New Mexico; New York; North Carolina; North Dakota; Ohio; Oklahoma; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island; South Carolina; South Dakota; Tennessee; Texas; Vermont; Virginia; West Virginia; Wisconsin
* Keep in mind that an insect's reach is not limited by lines on a map and therefore may appear in areas/regions/states beyond those listed above.