Broad Headed Sharpshooter

Subject: Cicadella?
Location: Western Maryland
July 11, 2017 8:06 am
Found this beautiful little guy on my catalpa tree while I was admiring the color variations of the gorgeous catalpa worms. The closest picture I could find was of cicadella sp. but not sure if they are found in this part of the world.
Signature: Insect lover

Broadheaded Sharpshooter

Dear Insect lover,
Cicadella is a genus of Leafhoppers found in Europe.  This is a Broadheaded Sharpshooter, Oncometopia orbona, another species of Leafhopper.  We just posted an image of a Broadheaded Leafhopper from Virginia yesterday.

Wow! Thanks for the quick response! I found the ID of the sharpshooter on your site AFTER I submitted by request. Do you get a lot of requests about the catalpa worms? They are impressive and I hope people don’t kill too many of them as they are important for fertilizing the tree.

Hello again Insect Lover.  By Catalpa Worm, do you mean the larvae of the Catalpa Sphinx?  Please submit images and we will post them, though please use our standard form at Ask What’s That Bug? for each new submission.

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