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Cannabis bug - Homalodisca vitripennis

Cannabis bug - Homalodisca vitripennis
California, USA
July 20, 2019
Size: 1 cm
This insect was found on a cannabis plant. I am curious as to what it exactly is. I noticed that this insect would seemingly hide behind the stem as I looked at it; changing its position to hide as I moved my head. I can take more pictures or send you links to the original images if needed.

Moved from Homalodisca.


It's a sharpshooter, Hemipter
It's a sharpshooter, Hemiptera, in the Cicadellidae

Thank you. My preliminary search found they have a mouth-part that sucks sap from plants. Should I be worried about these insects? Should I pick them off as I see them or use a pesticide?

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