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Glassy-winged Sharpshooter (Emerging)

Homalodisca vitripennis


Small leafhopper about 12 mm long emerging from its exoskeleton into adulthood. This process is called, eclose. Once the exoskeleton is empty, it's called an exuvia. This series is taken from the side view. View my other series taken from the top view at:


Lemon tree in backyard


The nymph can be seen at: and the adult at:

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Thank you bherath20 and Carol!

Carol Snow Milne
Carol Snow Milne 5 years ago

WOW! So glad you got both views. Incredible again! Congratulations!

Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 5 years ago

very nice and interesting series !!!!

Thank you so much Stefania! I was happy with it :)

San Diego, California, USA

Lat: 33.14, Long: -117.03

Spotted on May 23, 2013
Submitted on May 23, 2013

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