Candy-Striped Leafhopper (Four Photographs)

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This was by far the most beautiful insect I came across last summer. These photos show the candy-striped leafhopper in different positions so you can see its eyes and coloring. Turns out its eyes are bigger than its stomach. Unfortunately this creature is a menace to vegetation, especially fresh growth and may be a vector for leaf disease. But as they say, everything has its place in the food chain.

Candy Stripped Leaf Hopper

Candy Strip[ped Leafhopper-3

Canday Stripped Leaf hopper2

18 responses

  1. This leafhopper looks similar to Graphocephala fennahi, which we in the UK call the Rhododendron Leafhopper. It’s from the family: Cicadellidae

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    April 11, 2016 at 4:22 am

    • That’s it. I should use the Latin names more. Thanks

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      April 11, 2016 at 6:51 am

  2. amazing – always interesting to go in close

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    April 11, 2016 at 9:12 am

  3. They are pretty cool looking; for some reason, they make me think of 50s cars. Must be the aqua!

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    April 11, 2016 at 3:27 pm

  4. I got a picture of one of those a couple years ago – I always wondered what it was.

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    April 12, 2016 at 2:04 am

  5. Great photos but I really really like the second one! 🙂

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    April 12, 2016 at 3:30 am

  6. Excellent photos, and an apt name for this colourful little bug.

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    April 12, 2016 at 3:16 pm

  7. Just fantastic!

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    April 13, 2016 at 9:50 am

  8. Stunning photos, beautiful insect.

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    April 18, 2016 at 12:40 pm

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