I have a question about the display of AppMon's PurePath tree.
I am looking at the "Create Statement" displayed in the PurePath tree.
⇒Do you mean "Create a statement" described here?
"Create Statement" represents a call to con.CreateStatement(), as descried in your provided link.
In your case the JDBC driver creates the second Statement object and executes a query to load variables from the server (see the long SQL statement starting with "/* mysql-connector").
To my knowledge the latest MySQL driver (version 8.?), does not create a statement and execute a query anymore, but loads the server variables through a native command (most likely to improve performance)