Subject: What is this insect?
Location: Southeastern Pennsylvania
August 5, 2017 1:01 pm
Found it on my deck on August 5th. It appears to have 2 pairs of wings (lower pair membranous) which it holds open over its back, and an iridescent gold body. Length is about 1/2 inch long. I don’t know where to start looking because I’m not sure to what group it belongs. Thanks!
Signature: Nancy B
This is a Leafhopper known as a Sharpshooter, and we are quite certain your individual is a Broadheaded Sharpshooter. Your image capturing the wings in this position is awesome, and not something we found in the 13 pages of images we searched on BugGuide. Here is a nice BugGuide image with the wings flat.