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Photo#8758
pink leafhopper - Gyponana

pink leafhopper - Gyponana
Ailsa Craig, Ontario, Canada
August 2, 2004
On our front porch along with two normal green guys (siblings?), similar to the Gyponana ones in the Guide.
The only all-pink insect I've seen. Has anyone else encountered unpigmented bugs that weren't cave species?

Moved
Moved from Gyponana.

pink leafhopper
Ooooooo...! Ahhhhhh! I wonder what plants these little guys live on to need such flamboyant camouflage?

Gyponana sp.
pink forms of pale green leafhoppers are occasionally found, but I have not seen a pink Gyponana before

 
I have!
I have! And I think they're cute! Pink is one of my favorite colors.

What a great creature! Inter
What a great creature! Interesting, too, that you found him alongside green ones.

I never thought about the shortage of pink insects till you raised the issue. Given how many pink flowers there are, it's interesting how few pink insects exist. I can think of one pink and black bug, and one pink and black calligrapha beetle, one multicolored caterpillar with pinkā€”gee, there aren't many, are there!

--Stephen

Stephen Cresswell
Buckhannon, WV
www.stephencresswell.com

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