The bold coloration on this species of leafhopper make it unique. When threatened, leafhoppers will cock their hing legs and jump away from potential predators.
This species is commonly found on blackberry canes and other ornamental plants.
A close relation to the Spittlebug family, the Candy-stripped Leafhopper can emit bubbles of liquid waste from its abdomen.
Category: True Bug
Common name: Candy-striped Leafhopper
Scientific Name: Graphocephala coccinea
Adult Size (Length): 3mm to 10mm (0.12in to 0.39in) [ COMPARE ]
Identifying Colors: blue; red
North American Reach (Though Not Limited To*): Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming
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