What’s this one?
This is a bug I found in my lettuces, I live in New Zealand, any ideas? It was only about 3mm long and jumped like a flea if you touched it, but crawled along the leaf otherwise.

Hi Louise,
You have such exotica in New Zealand. We don’t recognize this creature, but are guessing it is one of the leaf-hoppers in the order Homoptera.

Oo! I found it on the Landcare Research website. It’s a Passionvine Hopper, here are the details so you can add it to your collection! I released it back into the garden, as it didn’t seem to be doing any damage. Keep up the great work.

Hi again Louise. Thanks for providing the link to information on Scolypopa australis, the Passionvine Hopper.

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