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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 one year ago, modified one year 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.

''G. coccinea'' adults measure 6.7–8.4 mm in length and have vivid blue and red stripes on their wings and the top of their thorax combined with bright yellow coloration on their head, legs, abdomen,.. more

Similar species: True Bugs
Species identified 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