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Insect Scout: deadmanswill
Location: Miryalaguda, AP, India
Species Identifier(s): Wallaby1 (http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/f/bugid/all/)
Points to appreciate:
- Notice the simple eyes present on the top of the head. (click on images to zoom)
- They are mostly brightly colored and designed.
Insects of family Cicadellidae are commonly called Leafhoppers. They are very small insects that feed on plants through sucking mouthparts and are usually responsible for transmitting bacteria and viruses that infect the plants. These insects are found all over the world and about 20,000 species were described so far. Some species are notorious pests.