Subject: Unknown Beetle
Location: SW Indiana
July 2, 2013 6:31 pm
This is about 1/2 the size of a pea. It was sitting on a branch in the bush outside my front door. on 2 July. I thought it was a spider at first. Not sure what the ’cotton’ is coming out the rear. It did fly off.
This is not a beetle. It is the nymph of a Planthopper or Treehopper, a freeliving Hemipteran. We will attempt to provide a species identification in the future.