Leaf Hopper


I was very surprised when I saw this little red and green insect.
ln my many years of gardening this is my first time seeing a leafhopper.
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I spent a little time last evening doing some research. I was so hoping it wasn't harmful to plants but that was my wishful thinking.
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I've been assuming right along that it has been Aphids doing most of the leaf damage but it appears there is another culprit.
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Above photo is daddy-long-legs spider I saw as well .They are a beneficial insect. They eat aphids,leafhoppers and other garden pest.
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Photos taken by
@annephilbrick
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It's too bad the leafhoppers are pests. They're so pretty! You got wonderful shots of them!

11.09.2019 02:51
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😊
@goat-girlz
Thank You !
They are colorful. I was surprised when I saw it. I'd heard of leafhoppers before but just hadn't see one.

11.09.2019 11:37
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Great photos! I'm not sure I have ever seen a leaf hopper either, but I'll remember them now!

11.09.2019 21:29
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😊
Thank You !!
@melinda010100
They are very small. You have to really really look close. I'm pretty sure I wouldn't have seen it if it was for the red on it.
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11.09.2019 21:36
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I guessed that they must be small if a daddy-long-legs can eat them!

11.09.2019 21:56
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The candy striper leaf hopper.

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12.09.2019 23:11
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