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leafhopper - Draeculacephala crassicornis - female

leafhopper - Draeculacephala crassicornis - Female
UC Sagehen Creek Field Station, Nevada County, California, USA
July 28, 2006
Leafhopper with a (phoretic?) mite.
Found this one in the creek and took it out to photograph it. I don't think it wanted to be in the creek ... there were quite a few of these leafhoppers in the grass near the creek.

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leafhopper - Draeculacephala crassicornis - female leafhopper - Draeculacephala crassicornis - female

Draeculacephala crassicornis
This is a female - males have the antennal tip black and expanded, as if crushed (hence the species name). The color pattern is characteristic of this a several closely related species, but this species has the widest, shortest wings.

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