Jon Crispin's Notebook

Bug

Posted in Animals, Insects, Plants by joncrispin on 20/09/2012

I’ve been “stalking” this guy for a while now.  I have seen him many times, but he has always been gone by the time I have made the effort to photograph him. (Although I have a vague memory of an earlier post on the same subject.)  He is always in the same spot on this leaf; right at the base.  Today he was just hangin’ out and I had a few minutes to grab my camera and take his picture.  I think the plant might be a begonia, but I am awful at remembering what plants are called.  Can anyone identify the bug?

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  1. Sarah Gray said, on 20/09/2012 at 10:49 am

    Graphocephala coccinea, the candy-striped leafhopper (Cicadellidae).
    found via http://www.alexanderwild.com/keyword/red%20and%20blue%20insect#!i=887960846&k=LLguM

  2. thebestkatiejones said, on 20/09/2012 at 12:04 pm

    I have seen and photographed one of these before but never knew what it was!

  3. Marla said, on 21/09/2012 at 9:36 pm

    I was trying to find out what this bug is since I saw the photo yesterday…thanks Sarah! This bug is outstandingly beautiful. Jon — I love seeing your work in these posts…you have such a wonderful take on everything you see. I am enjoying seeing the world through your eyes.


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