Friday, May 12, 2017

Glassy-eyed sharpshooter

Sometime nature can be playful. At least, it comes across that way to a human like me. I couldn't get a photo of this bug because it'd bop to the other side of the stem to get away from me. It felt like I was playing hide-and-go-seek with it. Finally, James shooed it my way so I could get some photos.

Looks like a glassy-winged sharpshooter (Homalodisca vitripennis) to me. What do you think? This species can spread a bacterium and cause problems in vineyards. If I'm wrong on the species, I'll let you know with an update.
Some leafhopper larvae on a butterflyweed.

1 comment:

Rock rose said...

I have them in my garden this year. Have never seen them before.

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