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Do you know the name of this insect?
Location: Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada
June 30, 2011 9:51 am
Dear bugman,
I found this insect in my garden on my sunflower leaves. It was in the evening and the temperature was kind of cool. I found it in June.
Signature: LIss

Candystriped Leafhopper

Hi Liss,
Sadly, though it is quite beautiful, the Candystriped Leafhopper,
Graphocephala coccinea, is not considered to be a beneficial insect in gardens.  The Urban Wildlife Guide is a nice source of information on the species.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Canada

2 Responses to Candystriped Leafhopper

  1. Jessi says:

    Beneficial or not, that is one pretty leafhopper!

  2. L.j. says:

    Just found one of these leafhoppers in my garden. Sad to find out it is not a “beneficial” insect. I really would prefer not to kill such a beautiful creature. But I guess I’ll have to if I want to save my tomatoes. 🙁

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