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Candy-striped Leafhopper Striking vivid blue and red striped leafhoppers. Their dorsal surface is yellow. They feed on plant sap using their piercing-sucking mouthparts.  Candy-striped Leafhopper,Candy-striped leafhopper,Fall,Geotagged,Graphocephala coccinea,United States,leafhopper Click/tap to enlarge

Candy-striped Leafhopper

Striking vivid blue and red striped leafhoppers. Their dorsal surface is yellow. They feed on plant sap using their piercing-sucking mouthparts.

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  1. They are gorgeous. It's cousin, a US native species, has spread to Europe, found one in our garden:

    Rhododendron Leafhopper in my yard (Netherlands) Today is a rare tropical day in the Netherlands, with temperatures soaring. Whilst trying to guide our suffering cat through the day I noticed a small bright speckle in the garden, which turned out to be this Rhododendron Leafhopper.<br />
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I'm surprised it is a species intro, yet quite happy with that, also because it is the first leafhopper I ever photographed. Europe,Geotagged,Graphocephala fennahi,Heesch,Macro,Netherlands,Rhododendron Leafhopper,The Netherlands
    Posted 2 years ago, modified 2 years ago

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''Graphocephala coccinea'' is a meadow and woodland-dwelling species of brightly colored leafhopper native to North and Central America, from Canada south to Panama. Common names include candy-striped leafhopper, red-banded leafhopper, scarlet-and-green leafhopper and red-and-blue leafhopper.

Similar species: True Bugs
Species identified by Christine Young
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By Christine Young

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Uploaded Jan 15, 2018. Captured Oct 7, 2017 10:55 in 281 Main St S, Woodbury, CT 06798, USA.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • f/7.1
  • 1/256s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm