Ipomoea forum: Colorful bug on MG leaf

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Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)
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Gerris2
Mar 2, 2017 5:42 PM CST
The sap must be yummy.

I got close and it did not move.


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Name: Ronnie
Southeastern PA (Zone 6b)
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luvsgrtdanes
Mar 2, 2017 8:27 PM CST
Joseph, I think that's a leafhopper. Pretty sure you should get rid of it.
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Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)
Morning Glories Adeniums Region: Delaware Salvias Composter Container Gardener
Garden Photography Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: United States of America
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Gerris2
Mar 3, 2017 12:52 PM CST
It vanished. It must have been bothered by the balding biped maniac with the camera flash. I must have bugged it too much.
Name: Ronnie
Southeastern PA (Zone 6b)
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luvsgrtdanes
Mar 3, 2017 1:01 PM CST
They are pretty aren't they?
It happens in a flash, but the memory of it last forever. It can not be borrowed or stolen, and it is of no earthly good until it is given away. So if in your hurry you meet someone who is too weary to smile, leave him one of yours, for no one needs a smile quite as much as he who has none to give...

Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)
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Gerris2
Mar 3, 2017 3:02 PM CST
I think these big ones definitely are attractive. It's the small ones that seem to suck the life out of morning glory leaves.
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
Mar 3, 2017 3:51 PM CST
http://bugguide.net/node/view/...
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Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)
Morning Glories Adeniums Region: Delaware Salvias Composter Container Gardener
Garden Photography Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: United States of America
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Gerris2
Mar 3, 2017 4:40 PM CST
Thanks, RJ!

It's called the Broadheaded Sharpshooter!

http://bugguide.net/node/view/...
Connecticut (Zone 6b)
Zella
Mar 5, 2017 12:18 PM CST
Neat I've never seen a bug like that before
Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)
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Gerris2
Mar 5, 2017 4:05 PM CST
It a first for me, too, Zella.

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