Broadheaded Sharpshooter

Subject: tiny yellow & blue bug
Location: Wesley Chapel, Florida
March 15, 2016 11:50 am
Hi guys,
I saw this little guy flying around my garden today!
What kind of bug do I have here?
Thanks in advance!
Michele
Signature: Thanks, Michele

Broadheaded Sharpshooter
Broadheaded Sharpshooter

Dear Michele,
This is a Broadheaded Sharpshooter,
Oncometopia orbona, a species with sucking mouthparts that feeds on the life-nourishing fluids in plants.  For that reason they are not considered welcome in the garden.

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