Subject: Unknown bug, thornbug?
Geographic location of the bug: Oceanside, CA
Time: 11:09 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: I would love to know the ID of this tiny alien-looking bug. I found thousands of these bugs on a bush in my yard in June of last year. They are less than a 1/4 inch long.
How you want your letter signed: Heidi G
Though you did not specify what type of bush in your yard you found these immature Keel-Backed Treehoppers living upon, we are speculating they were feeding by sucking the fluids from a tomato plant, pepper plant or some other member of the family Solanaceae. Here is a BugGuide image for comparison.
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