Thursday, August 26, 2010

Backyard Bugs . . . Leafhopper Nymph

Adonis "Bug Boy" Gorr helped id this little critter that Dr. J found on one of the basil plants (she has a good eye, because he is hard to spot). It is a type of Leafhopper Nymph. One website states that, "Leafhoppers are one of the largest families of plant-feeding insects. There are more leafhopper species worldwide than all species of birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians combined."

Merkin's thumb for scale . . .

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