Sunday, August 26, 2012

Candy-striped Leafhopper ( Graphocephala coccinea)

The Candy-striped Leafhopper is only about three eights of an inch long.
They shoot drops of liquid from their rear ends named honeydew.
Candy-striped Leafhopper feed by sucking on plant juice and they take in a lot of fluid to get the nutrients.
They get rid of the excess by forcibly shooting liquid droplets from their butts.


  1. Excellent, stunning macro images of this little Leafhopper. We have rather boring Leafhoppers, only light green~

  2. These are beautiful, the use of a macro is priceless.

  3. Quel insecte intéressants! De superbes images ;)

  4. Beautiful series! I especially like the 2nd photo with this image composition, the colours and details.


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