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Red and Teal
Hi,
I’ve seen this red and blue colored moth-like insect onmy morning glory leaves in summer. It’s head seems to be underneath the tribal mask looking wings. I live in Massachusetts. I’ve attached a picture of this interesting specimine. I would just like to know what it is. It took me 21 years of living in the same place to come upon it.
Thank you
Tom

Hi Tom,
What a beautiful image of Scarlet and Green Leafhoppers, Graphocephala coccinea, mating. They feed on the juices of weeds and cultivated plants. When they feed, they inject saliva into the plant which inhibits the sap from running, eventually resulting in wilting and leaf drop.

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