Candystriped Leafhopper

Subject: identify beetle please
Location: Minneapolis MN
August 4, 2017 4:00 pm
Thanks! Barely over a centimeter long. Is it a beetle? is there another order it could be under? I would like any information, maybe to the family level at least? Thanks.
Signature: Scott

Candystriped Leafhopper

Dear Scott,
This colorful creature is NOT a beetle.  It is a Candystriped Leafhopper.  Leafhoppers have mouths designed to pierce and suck fluids from plants, so despite their beauty, they are not welcomed by home gardeners.

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