name that bug!
Location: cordova, tennessee
June 24, 2011 11:02 pm
any ideas. might the one be a type of tortoise beetle (?)
i have no idea about the green and orange one (about 1cm length)
Your green and orange insect is a Leafhopper in the group known as the Sharpshooters, and we believe we have correctly identified it as Graphocephala versuta on BugGuide. According to BugGuide, this species sucks the juices from “leaves of blackberry, grape, honeysuckle, privet (Ligustrum spp.), cherry and various other deciduous trees.” This remark may also be significant: “Some individuals may be vectors of the bacterium (Xylella fastidiosa) that causes Pierce’s Disease in grapes, and Bacterial Leaf Scorch in a variety of deciduous trees.” The creature in your other photo is not something that we recognize.
you are absolutely right and i thank you. i have been documenting the bugs/spiders… that i find in my yard in a 5 day bio blitz. it has been most interesting.