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Jun 2, 2015 1:21 PM CST
Name: Dawn
Lexington, TX (Zone 8b)
I'm very new to gardening and have no clue on the bugs. I found many of these on my zucchini and cinnamon basil. Are they harmful or no?

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Thank you!
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Jun 2, 2015 2:05 PM CST
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4b)
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It looks like a sharpshooter, a kind of leafhopper, perhaps this one:

http://bugguide.net/node/view/...

They are plant feeders.

Edited because I forgot to say welcome to ATP!
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Jun 2, 2015 3:47 PM CST
Name: Dawn
Lexington, TX (Zone 8b)
Thank you. This does look very similar! I've been looking everywhere! LOL What is a plant feeder? Good or bad?
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Jun 2, 2015 3:59 PM CST
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b and Fl
I'm always on my way out the door..
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Not good. Leafhoppers inject saliva and suck plant juices while feeding, and while doing this they also transfer diseases from one plant to another.
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Jun 2, 2015 4:05 PM CST
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b and Fl
I'm always on my way out the door..
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Forum moderator Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Dog Lover Cottage Gardener
Native Plants and Wildflowers Plant Identifier Organic Gardener Keeps Horses Hummingbirder Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle
Here are some tips on how to deal with them, if need be. http://www.weekendgardener.net...
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Jun 2, 2015 4:33 PM CST
Name: Dawn
Lexington, TX (Zone 8b)
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
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Jun 3, 2015 9:53 PM CST
Name: Dawn
Lexington, TX (Zone 8b)
My husband brought home some insecticidal soap, and it seems to be working. There are a lot less of them around, and any ones that I do see, I just pick off and smoosh. I'm hoping that soon the garden will start attracting some beneficial bugs.

Thanks again!
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Jun 11, 2015 1:52 PM CST
Southeast US (Zone 7b)
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The one in the second images looks to be a Homalodisca vitripennis - Glassy-winged Sharpshooter
Shown below is a photo of the Homalodisca vitripennis - Glassy-winged Sharpshooter in my yard that I took 06/14/2012.
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