Hello Folks! I have spent the summer photographing the different insects at my local conservation area and quickly the hobby became a passion. Your site has helped immensely in identifying them and also fueling my interest! One of the challenges has been to get a clear photograph of the smallest of all the insects I see – the scarlet and blue leafhopper.
Janet from Dundas, Ontario
So nice to see your diligence has paid off with a wonderful photograph and we get to reap the benefits of your labors. The Scarlet and Green Leafhopper, Graphocephala coccinea, is found in the eastern areas of the U.S. and adjacent areas of Canada. It has sucking mouthparts and injects saliva into plants which blocks tubes for the transportation of sap, often causing plants to wither and drop leaves.