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    Californian in DC DrWurm's Avatar
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    Indentify this Bug

    I found this little guy floating in a bucket of water in my backyard. When I saw that he didn't have any nasty looking appendages, I let him crawl on my thumb.

    Unknown Insect in a Bucket of Water
    "I think it's safe...."
    It's Headed Straight for Us!
    Unknown Insect on my Thumb
    Unknown Insect Eye Macro

    Jason

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    A cool one?

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    Hmmm maybe a type of cycada, if not a cycada crossed with a frog
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    Quote Originally Posted by carnivoure12 View Post
    Hmmm maybe a type of cycada, if not a cycada crossed with a frog
    I wouldn't be surprised if it's related to a cicada, but it's not quite bulky enough. I'm glad I'm not the only one who seems to think it has a very amphibious vibe to it. I thought it looked kinda like a salamander.

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    Using the fingernail for scale I would say it's much too small for a cicada.
    Maybe some sort of big leaf-hopper?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketcaver View Post
    Using the fingernail for scale I would say it's much too small for a cicada.
    Maybe some sort of big leaf-hopper?
    That was my first thought as well, at least some sort or relation to a leaf-hopper, though cicada wouldnt surprise me either.

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    Cicadas are pretty much gigantic leaf-hoppers of a sort; I am fairly certain that the insect pictured is a true leaf-hopper but it is one of the biggets ones I have ever seen.

    Actually, come to think of it there was a colony of bigger ones on some cosmos I had in the garden. They were browinsh-black and thorn-shaped.
    that makes no logic

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    Ah, with the leafhopper clue, I was able to get a positive ID. This is Homalodisca vitripennis, the Glassy-Winged Sharpshooter.

    Jason

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