Subject: Colorful bug!
Location: Northwest Ohio
June 30, 2014 10:04 am
Hi bugman! I live in Northwest Ohio, and I found this little beauty on my hydrangea. I found it a few weeks ago around the first week of June. Found your site and thought I’d ask if you know what it is! Look forward to hearing from you! Thank you so much!
Signature: Karli Thornton
The aptly named Candystriped Leafhopper, Graphocephala coccinea, though lovely, is not a beneficial insect. They have mouths designed for piercing plant tissue and sucking nourishing fluids from the plants. Some Leafhoppers are also suspected of carrying viral infections from plant to plant.
Thanks for the info!! Sad because it’s such a pretty bug..