Candy-striped leafhopper

Graphocephala coccinea

''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, and elsewhere.

Leafhoppers feed on plant sap with the aid of specialized mouthparts.
Candy-striped Leafhopper - Graphocephala coccinea Covered in morning dew.

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Naming

At least three subspecies of ''G. coccinea'' have been named: ''G. coccinea confluenta'', ''G. coccinea punctata'', and ''G. coccinea sambuci'' .

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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionArthropoda
ClassInsecta
OrderHemiptera
FamilyCicadellidae
GenusGraphocephala
SpeciesG. coccinea