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Candy Striped Leafhopper

Candy Striped Leafhopper - leafhoppers, red, colorful, candy striped, striped, bugs, yellow, leafhopper, bug, insect, gardens, garden, insects, blue
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I took some photographs of this beautiful insect a couple of months ago, but never got a chance to upload any until now.

When I was growing up, we called these "colorful hoppies." In insect guides they are often called red banded leafhoppers. Another common name for them is Candy-Striped leafhopper, which fits them well.

Leafhoppers come in many colors. Many of them are plain green. The redbanded type come with red & green stripes, or red & blue stripes. In my area, they are red and blue. Either type has a yellow head and underbody.

This kind of leafhopper is widespread in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

I have often seen them on rosebushes, but they can be seen on any plant, especially ornamental plants in gardens. They are only about 3/8 of an inch long, so they aren't as easy to spot as many colorful insects. They are also a challenge to catch, because they can leap very high.

I caught and played with insects a lot when I was a kid. These were/are among my favorites because they are so pretty. :D

CollieSmile :)

PS. What's better than one Candy-striped leafhopper? Two of them! Here is a link to my "2 leafhopper" wall:

http://nature.desktopnexus.com/wallpaper/1852543/
CollieSmile Uploaded by CollieSmile on . Candy Striped Leafhopper - Desktop Nexus Nature Download free wallpapers and background images: Candy Striped Leafhopper. Desktop Nexus Nature background ID 1852542. I took some photographs of this beautiful insect a couple of months ago, but never got a chance to upload any until now.

When I was growing up, we called these "colorful hoppies." In insect guides they are often called red banded leafhoppers. Another common name for them is Candy-Striped leafhopper, which fits them well.

Leafhoppers come in many colors. Many of them are plain green. The redbanded type come with red & green stripes, or red & blue stripes. In my area, they are red and blue. Either type has a yellow head and underbody.

This kind of leafhopper is widespread in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

I have often seen them on rosebushes, but they can be seen on any plant, especially ornamental plants in gardens. They are only about 3/8 of an inch long, so they aren't as easy to spot as many colorful insects. They are also a challenge to catch, because they can leap very high.

I caught and played with insects a lot when I was a kid. These were/are among my favorites because they are so pretty. :D

CollieSmile :)

PS. What's better than one Candy-striped leafhopper? Two of them! Here is a link to my "2 leafhopper" wall:

http://nature.desktopnexus.com/wallpaper/1852543/
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Uploaded By: CollieSmile
Date Uploaded: October 05, 2014
Filename: _Striped_Leafhopper.jpg
Original Resolution: 1920x1080
File Size: 893.6KB
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