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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