Unknown Hiding bug
Location: San Diego Ca
September 26, 2011 8:48 pm
I see this bug on my citrus & fruit trees. It’s hard to get a photo because it moves to the opposite side of the branch whenever you get close to it.
The bug expels fluid from the rear in tiny droplets. The head is shovel shaped. Is it damaging my trees?
Signature: Dennis in San Diego
This is a Leafhopper, and we believe we have correctly identified it as a Glassy Winged Sharpshooter, Homalodisca vitripennis, thanks to BugGuide. According to BugGuide, it is native to North America “but introduced (and an invasive pest) elsewhere, including CA.”