Red-banded Leafhopper  (I think) - two photos

leafhopper in Utah

Red and Blue Leafhopper in Utah
I was shocked to find this beautiful leafhopper in my garden today.  I thought they were Eastern insects because all
the colorful ones seem to be further East.  Leafhoppers in my yard up until this time have been pretty boring.
They are vegetarians and can do damage to plants, but they are so tiny and interesting that they are
fun to find and photograph.  © Carol Davis, 7-14-2008

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