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"Blue-Green Sharpshooter" - Graphocephala atropunctata
Santa Clara, Santa Clara County, California, USA
January 31, 2010
Size: around 10mm, roughly
Fairly large, and not as jumpy as the smaller species that I have come across

Images of this individual: tag all

Moved from ID Request.

Possible Blue-green Sharpshooter...
Please see comment & thumbnail posted (mistakenly) to second image.

Ken's nailed it.
This is by far the most common hopper here in SoCal.

The most common?
I love the markings. I'm glad that we here in the bay area get to see them too. This one was did not seem in to big a hurry to hop which made getting a shot possible! I am going to move it to the species page. Thanks, Ron, and Ken!

We show a bunch of them here:

What a great reference!
Very interesting learning a bit about them, and I like being able to see some of the immature individuals!

Glad you liked it.
We have more detail there than on a lot of other pages. Butterflies are one of the site's high points, as far as descriptive material and immature/adult stuff go.

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