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Scaphytopius? - Scaphytopius

Scaphytopius? - Scaphytopius
Beacon, Dutchess County, New York, USA
June 27, 2006
Size: 4 mm
Looks like scaphytopius, but I'm wondering about the light mark on the wing.

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Moved from Scaphytopius.

Leafhoppers coat their bodies and wings with a light dusting of water-repellent waxy material (brochosomes), and sometimes they don't distribute it evenly, which gives the whitish streaks. You will notice that there is no such mark on the other side.

I see people do this with sunscreen.

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