Tuesday, August 02, 2011


Some buzzing insects drew my attention to this leafhopper, which was perched on a blade of grass. This insect is so tiny that I would have walked right past it if I had not stopped to look for the source of the sound. (I never did find the insects making the sound, by the way.) I think this belongs to genus Draeculacephala, which are recognized by their pointed snouts. The species in it are all very similar; perhaps someone with more experience could narrow it down. Leafhoppers in that genus are known as "sharpshooters" and dwell in grassy areas.