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Mar 7, 2021 6:01 PM CST
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Name: Laurie
southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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Love the Stripes!

This leafhopper goes by many names: red-and-blue leafhopper, red-banded leafhopper, candy-striped leafhopper. (Graphocephala sp., probably G. coccinea)

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Mar 7, 2021 6:01 PM CST
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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Cool banner Laurie!
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Mar 7, 2021 6:08 PM CST
Name: Valerie
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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Fancy looking insect, Laurie!
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Mar 7, 2021 6:50 PM CST
Name: Karen
New Mexico (Zone 8a)
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That's a crazy looking insect that I've never seen. It makes a great banner!
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Mar 7, 2021 7:00 PM CST
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This little leafhopper certainly wasn't trying to camouflage itself, and it made a splashy debut. Delightful.
Mar 7, 2021 7:06 PM CST
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Excellent banner, great picture! Also great to know (now, thanks to you) what this colorful thing is! Thank You!
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Mar 7, 2021 7:18 PM CST
Name: Dirt
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Mar 7, 2021 8:14 PM CST
Name: Kristi
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Snazzy banner! Hurray!
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Mar 7, 2021 9:09 PM CST
Name: cheapskate gardener
South Florida (Zone 10a)
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Awesome bug picture!
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Mar 7, 2021 11:03 PM CST
Name: Frenchy
Falls Church, VA (Zone 7b)
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Very cool banner and bug!
Mar 8, 2021 5:16 AM CST
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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Nicely done Laurie!
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Mar 8, 2021 10:18 AM CST
Name: Lynn
Oregon City, OR (Zone 8b)
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Loved it.
Mar 8, 2021 10:20 AM CST
Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
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Great example demonstrating that everything that grows and is colorful in the garden isn't necessarily planted Smiling . Edit to add that usually examples are more often hummingbirds and butterflies. I really like this banner!
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Mar 8, 2021 6:55 PM CST
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Name: Laurie
southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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Thank you all for the thumbs and comments on this colorful little guy. Donald, you are correct--there are amazing colors to be found in insects other than butterflies, spiders, fungi, algae, rocks, and water and ice when the light strikes it. Smiling
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