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Candy-striped Leafhopper - Graphocephala coccinea Striking vivid blue and red striped leafhopper. Their dorsal surface is yellow. They feed on plant sap using their piercing-sucking mouthparts.<br />
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Habitat: Spotted in a rural, backyard garden. Candy-striped leafhopper,Geotagged,Graphocephala coccinea,Summer,United States Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Candy-striped Leafhopper - Graphocephala coccinea

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

Habitat: Spotted in a rural, backyard garden.

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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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By Christine Young

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Uploaded Dec 18, 2018. Captured Sep 17, 2017 09:30 in 1-37 Parker St, Coventry, RI 02816, USA.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • f/5.6
  • 1/166s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm