Both photos by Bob Thomas, taken in a cacao plantation, Tortuguero, Costa Rica, February 1986.
Another name for this species is lantern fly. Many leafhopper have wax producing cells which result in a variety of adornments. These leafhoppers were visible from 100 feet away in a cacao plantation near Tortuguero, Costa Rica. They are reported to have moth caterpillar symbionts that feed on the wax. They are members of the Order Hemiptera, Family Fulgoridae.