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Leaf Hopper - Elymana sulphurella

Leaf Hopper - Elymana sulphurella
47.63047N 52.68763W (WGS84), Logy Bay, Northeast Avalon, Newfoundland/Labrador, Canada
August 1, 2009
Size: 4 mm
Found on a blade of grass in our yard.


this reminds me of...
Dikraneura that I get a lot in my yard, but I'm not going to even pretend to know for sure. Unless a hopper has a really distinctive pattern, I'm still way too much a newbie to figure them out.

Moved from ID Request.

Noticed you've put a bunch of these guys up lately. Aren't they cool? I've got over 30 different species from just my yard and the numbers are still going up!

I went out to mow our lawn today and decieded to have a close look at one small patch of rather long grass before I started mowing. All of these guys/gals are what I found. I couldn't believe that there were so many different kinds in such a small area. I found that amazing. I tried to warn them all to move before I got there with the mower but I'm not sure they listened to me. :) Do you think most of them would survive a pass of the lawn mower?

not sure about...
them surviving the civilization-ending blades of doom!! (dramatic music)

After I showed my high school daughter all the different types on my computer the other day, she said she felt like she was destroying entire cities and civilizations the next time she used the lawn mower. It definitely puts a different perspective on things once we crawl around down among the blades of grass with them! :) Wait 'til you start taking pictures of the globular springtails and bark lice in the dead leaf piles in the fall. They're equally cool and diverse (and unnoticed until you seek them out)!

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