Candystriped Leafhopper

Subject: Colorful Little Guy
Location: Cambridge, MA
May 11, 2013 1:03 pm
I found this guy sitting on the leaf of a sunflower. It’s maybe 15 mm long and i found him in October. Sorry i didn’t get more photos.
Signature: Love to know the answer

Candystriped Leafhopper
Candystriped Leafhopper

Dear LTKTA.,
This lovely insect is commonly called a Candystriped Leafhopper and its scientific name is Graphocephala coccinea.  See BugEric for more information on this colorful insect that sucks nourishment from tender plants.

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