Mystery Red and Blue Insect
June 4, 2010
While weeding my herb garden, I found the most beautiful little mystery bug relaxing on one of my peppermint plants! He was very small, maybe 7mm long. I’d never seen one before! I’d love to know what this guy is, so I know if he’s a danger to my herbs or not.
This Candystriped Leafhopper, Graphocephala coccinea, is one of the Leafhoppers in the Sharpshooter subfamily Cicadellinae. BugGuide has a nice information page on the species.