Colorful Leafhopper

October 10th, 2011 - 8:24 PM | Filed under Featured Photos | No comments

5mm long | July 5, 2011 | Victorio Siqueroli Park, Uberlandia, Minas Gerais, Brazil

It’s a shame I found this attractive little leafhopper on such an ugly leaf.

Leafhoppers, displaying

July 4th, 2011 - 7:53 AM | Filed under Featured Photos | No comments

4mm | January 21, 2011 | Finca La Isla, Limon Province, Costa Rica

Some leafhoppers (family Cicadellidae) spread their wings in the manner shown above, perhaps as part of some mating ritual.

Reference:

500 Insects:
A Visual Reference

by Stephen A. Marshall

Unusual Leafhopper

April 19th, 2011 - 6:23 PM | Filed under Featured Photos | 1 Comment

13mm | January 19, 2011 | Armonia Nature Preserve, Limon Province, Costa Rica

Here’s a somewhat unusual leafhopper. I don’t recall ever seeing one with an upturned snout.

Dorsal view

Black and Yellow Leafhopper

April 17th, 2011 - 9:21 PM | Filed under Featured Photos | No comments

10mm | January 19, 2011 | Armonia Nature Preserve, Limon Province, Costa Rica

In an earlier post I remarked how I initially mistook a colorful micromoth for a leafhopper, and that I later saw a similarly marked leafhopper. This is the leafhopper I had in mind, although now I can’t really say they look all that alike.

I did see quite a few of this variety of leafhopper though.

Another individual

 

 

White-spotted Leafhopper

August 31st, 2010 - 9:39 PM | Filed under Featured Photos | No comments

January 26, 2010 | Caraça Natural Park, Minas Gerais, Brazil