Subject: chosen over a toad
Location: Central Adirondacks
August 27, 2012 8:29 pm
At an outlet of a stream into Lake Honnedaga in the Adirondacks on August 25, I met this fellow while trying to photograph a toad. Naturally this beauty captured my attention. It measured about 2-4 mmm in length.
Is it a flea?
Signature: salvatore ja sclafani md

Unknown Nymph

Hi Salvatore,
Your subject line really caught our attention, but sadly, we don’t recognize this nymph.  It does
appear to be an immature insect, but it is not a Flea.  Perhaps one of our readers will be able to assist in the identification.

Ed. NOte:  When this was originally posted, we wrote that “It does not appear to be an immature insect” but that was a typographical error.  We do believe it is an immature insect, and most likely in the insect order Hemiptera.

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6 Responses to Unknown Bug Chosen over a Toad!!!

  1. joAnn says:

    Wow, that looks like a cross between a springtail & a leaf hopper. Any chance it’s either of those?

  2. Cesar Crash says:

    I think it’s in the Cicadellidae because of its eyes and legs.
    The closest I found is Delphacid Bug Nymph:

  3. Cesar Crash says:

    Well, if so, it’s not Cicadellidae, but Fulgoroidea – Delphacidae (then, I “thought”).

    • bugman says:

      We are in agreement that this is most likely in the order Hemiptera, but beyond that, we cannot say for certain.

  4. Cesar Crash says:

    Despite I cannot see it’s wings, I guess if this could not be a gravid adult (of any kind):

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