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Passion Vinehopper nymph.

Scolypopa australis

Description:

Nymph of a passion leaf vine hopper. A common garden pest sap sucker. I couldn't squash it after taking it's photo....

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5 Comments

marycaughley
marycaughley 8 years ago

Shana I know! I walked around the garden in winter removing the hopper eggs where I could find them, and here I am in summer using it as a model and letting it live to mature and lay more eggs!

Gilma I agree, sometimes we need to look at pests in a different way.

Yuko I love the tail too :D

Cindy I will do.

Lovely! Please consider add this spotting to the global mission, The Hoppers: http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/8096...

YukoChartraw
YukoChartraw 8 years ago

Nice capture! It looks like a rocket or has sparklers on its tail... :-)

Lovely, Passion Vinehopper nymph.
It is very hard for me to define "pest" because they always seems to help nature in one way or another.
Take for instance the ant cutters, they came and in a short time they totally eat my Boungainvillia leaves, I was very upset!! Then she started getting strong and more leaves than ever before in also a short time and now, it is thriving and better than before...!?

ShannaB
ShannaB 8 years ago

Haha, I find the same thing Mary... it's hard to squash the grasshoppers, caterpillars and other things that are decimating my vegie patch when I've just got to know them through the lens.

marycaughley
Spotted by
marycaughley

Gisborne, New Zealand

Spotted on Jan 23, 2013
Submitted on Jan 23, 2013

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