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Leafhopper - Graphocephala rufimargo

Leafhopper - Graphocephala rufimargo
Bentsen RGV State Park, Hidalgo County, Texas, USA
July 29, 2012
Size: ~5 mm
Must be Graphocephala or closely related, but couldn't find a match. On Turk's cap, Malvaviscus arboreus.

Yes, thanks John. Moved from Free-living Hemipterans.

Nicely done!
Collect it?

Unfortunately, it hopped away right after this shot.

Graphocephala rufimargo
This is a new record for the USA, although it is a species widespread in Mexico. Blame it on recent hot weather?

Thanks Dr. Hamilton. Very cool. Is rufimargo in the subgenus Graphocephala?