Monday, July 18, 2005

Leafhopper



I've changed my mind twice, so far, about the ID of this leafhopper. (See P.S. at the end of this.)



Right now I think it is probably (Graphocephala fennahi) which on the British site I found it on is just called "Leafhopper," which is a safe bet for the English name anyway.

The colours on this leafhopper were so wonderful that I couldn't help but play with them on my computer. I copied several of the colours, multiplied them, turned them about, etc. (i.e. I just played with them.) Following are the results:



How about Leafhopper Abstract for a title?

P.S. Just to save you from having to go to the comments section: Nuthatch said...
"You are correct, this leafhopper is commonly known as the Rhododendron Leafhopper...."

2 comments:

Nuthatch said...

You are correct, this leafhopper is commonly known as the Rhododendron Leafhopper, and is one of my favorite insects.

Ontario Wanderer said...

Thank you for the confirmation! Do you have any field guides, or other books, to recommend for insect ID's? (Butterflies, Moths, Beetles,...)