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Glassy-winged Sharpshooter

Homalodisca vitripennis


Small leafhopper with red, see-thru wings, white abdomen with blue dots, yellow face with a dark dotted top. It ejects liquid from the end of its abdomen toward predators as a defense.


This hopper was on a Pomegranate tree in backyard.


This one did not move to the other side of the branch in a sideways motion as they usually do. It was quite happy where it was although insisted on trying to douse me with it's liquid.

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Escondido, California, USA

Spotted on Feb 4, 2012
Submitted on Feb 4, 2012

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