CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Thorn Flatid Planthopper (Cyarda sp.)
They disguise themselves as a thorn and are quite convincing.
Shown on Florida native plant: PURPLE PASSIONFLOWER (Passiflora incarnata)
Three species reported for Florida but “Species can only be separated by genitalia (at this time)” (source: http://canr.udel.edu/planthoppers/north-america/north-american-flatidae/genus-cyarda-walker-1858/)
From 2013 on Ironweed: