I have seen a lot of this lovely Leafhopper and it’s just difficult to find the exact common name for such an insect with so many of its kind. They are usually seen as if doing nothing on a leaf but they are already feeding. As one tries to approach and pick it up, it hops real fast, springing itself somewhere else and then it’s gone. Well, one can actually have it, just don’t touch it, it can stay for some time.
A Leafhopper or Cicadellidae are minute insects and is commonly called as Hoppers. They are plant feeders, sucking plant sap from grass, shrubs, or trees; they can spring or jump fast that may not be possibly seen and one has to guess its landing. The family is so huge constituting 20,000 described species, distributed all over the world.
April 12, 2018
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