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  Leafhopper (Cicadllidae family sp3)





Leafhopper | Cicadllidae family sp3 photo
Tiny leafhopper photographed on indoor lamp shade - dozens of these bugs had came in to the house one warm summer evening.

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Leafhopper | Cicadllidae family sp3 photo
Two of the many leafhoppers that were resting on a single lamp shade

Photograph copyright: ozwildlife - all rights reserved. Used with permission.



LEAFHOPPER FACTS

Identification
These Leafhoppers are so tiny that they can come through the mesh of the fly screen of windows. They are attracted to house lights in large numbers on warm summer nights, and many of them can com inside the house where they come to rest on lampshades and near lights. Many of them end up dead inside the lamp shades (along with the usual small moths).

Size
2mm

Food
plant sap



Classification
Class:Insecta
Order:Hemiptera
Family:Cicadllidae
Genus:Cicadllidae family
Species:sp3
Common Name:Leafhopper