Colladonus mendicus

colladonus leafhopper
Some little leafhoppers are pretty cute, like this one with its striped
outfit and black "headlights" I found it in the wetlands below Jordanelle
Dam in Wasatch County, Utah.
Carol Davis, 7-3-2011

colladonus mendicus
I think this species feeds primarily on Urtica holosericea or Stinging
Nettle.  I couldn't begin to tell you if the plant it's sitting on is nettle even
though I suffered frequent skin irritation from stinging nettle as a kid; a

 nettled stream near our home was irresistible. Carol Davis, 7-3-2011

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