Subject: Bugs on my fig tree
Location: Irvine (Southern California)
May 15, 2015 7:07 pm
Hi! In the last month I’ve discovered these little gray bugs on my fig tree & succulents nearby. They are quick, and hide so as to not to be seen. They squirt a liquid out at you, it seems…or maybe they just happen to when I’m observing them. Now I see that some of them have started molting. They look like a cool aquatic creature and I’m very curious as to what they are!
This is the nymph of a Sharpshooter, a Leafhopper in the subfamily Cicadellinae, but we are unable to provide you with a species identification. Perhaps if you get any images of a winged adult Sharpshooter once it matures, we will have better luck.