Subject: Black & blue striped flying insect
Geographic location of the bug: Durban, KZN, South Africa
Time: 05:03 AM EDT
Hey bugman, I took a pic of this beautiful flying bug chilling on some mint leaves with his homie.
Is he a goodie or a baddie? What’s his name?
How you want your letter signed: Farmer Budge
Dear Farmer Budge,
This is a Leafhopper in the family Cicidellidae, and it looks exactly like the individual pictured on Earth Touch News Network, but alas, it is not identified to the species level. We believe it might be the Blue-Striped Leafhopper, Poecilocarda cosmopolita, which is pictured on Photographs from South Africa. The species is also pictured on iSpot.
Ok cool, thanks bugman. Just to be clear though, these guys definitely didn’t jump. They will only fly away when disturbed.