leafhopper - Sophonia orientalis
San Leandro, Alameda County, California, USA
August 14, 2004
The dark spots on its wings had me fooled at first--I thought those were the eyes, until I looked more closely.
I found several of these on grape leaves in my yard. There is a high likelihood that it's not native--many insects in my Bay Area yard aren't native. I wasn't able to find it at the Essig Museum collection--maybe I missed it. I thought it would be (sort of) easy because of the markings.
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