Leafhopper  (three photos)
Genus Mesamia
"Golden Leafhopper" (my nickname for them)

I find these beautiful leafhoppers on dwarf sunflowers in Utah.
These were at Promontory Point.  Carol Davis, 7-11-2010

This is the same leafhopper species in the nymph stage. They blend in very well with
diseased sunflowers.  They can hide in the blackish-brown portion of the leaves. 
I was very lucky to find this one resting on a green leaf.  Carol Davis, 8-2-2011

adult and nymph
This shows the adult and nymph together on the same diseased leaf. 
Carol Davis, 8-1-2010

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