Candy-Striped Leafhopper


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This guy was on one of the pond plants this morning. This species is commonly found on bushes and on the flowers and leaves of plants. They can cause some damage to these plants by sucking the juices from them. After enough meals, the Leafhopper can emit bubbles of liquid waste from its abdomen. This liquid retains some of the sweetness from the plant's juice and is very attractive to a variety of other insects like wasps and flies.

Here is a YouTube video of the leafhopper emitting bubbles.

Candy-Striped Leafhopper by A & R Photography, on Flickr
 
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He's very pretty and very weird too! I thought that was his front he was blowing bubbles out of.........................yay but nay,lol!
 
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What a wonderful world we live in! So many unique and colorful little creatures every where around us! Thanks for sharing @RobAmy !
 
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cool find rob Wonder if its not centing. Insects if they were the same size as our selves you'd never get a good nights sleep again. I use to love shooting macros of insects they are some freaky things. Sci fi has nothing on the real thing. Look at the praying mantis she eats her mate as soon as he fertilizes her. Usually starting with the head.
 

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