Leafhopper (Three Photographs)

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Leafhoppers are not a gardener’s friend. They siphon out sap from leaves, but they are fodder for almost every insect (spiders, assassin bugs, robber flies etc.) and many birds. That said leafhoppers are among the most interesting insects I have found to look at given their markings and color. There are many varieties and I have featured the candy-stripped leafhopper on my blog in the past. They are tiny, around a centimeter or less long but their color and movement give them away. If you photograph them, their eyes are liquid filled and hard to get sharp in camera, sharpening your photograph in post-processing helps.

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8 responses

  1. A bug with such a distinct shape and design pattern. And its eyes right on the sides of its head. Beautiful close-ups, Victor! 🙂

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    September 29, 2016 at 1:23 am

  2. Amazing shots, Victor. Those insects are so tiny!

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    September 29, 2016 at 6:11 am

  3. Such clarity, great shots, Victor. They are so prehistoric-looking.

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    September 29, 2016 at 11:46 am

  4. Wonderful Victor! I know how tricky these insects can be to photo.

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    September 29, 2016 at 1:41 pm

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