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Old 05-30-2012, 10:55 PM   #1
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This was on 1 of my grape vine leaves. There was only 1 that I saw. This is the only photo I got. It took off on me. I think it leaped off the grape leaf but it could have flown off.... I'm not sure. It took off too fast on me. The photo doesn't have enough detail for me to try looking it up and I really don't know how it took off on me. Is this photo good enough for anyone to help me out? If not.... I totally understand. I'd just like to know if it's friend or foe.
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Old 05-31-2012, 07:35 AM   #2
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This was on 1 of my grape vine leaves. There was only 1 that I saw. This is the only photo I got. It took off on me. I think it leaped off the grape leaf but it could have flown off.... I'm not sure. It took off too fast on me. The photo doesn't have enough detail for me to try looking it up and I really don't know how it took off on me. Is this photo good enough for anyone to help me out? If not.... I totally understand. I'd just like to know if it's friend or foe.
It appears to be a nymph of a treehopper (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Membracidae); as such, it jumped rather than flew. These are sap feeders, but the vast majority of them appear to do no real damage to the plants that they feed upon.
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It appears to be a nymph of a treehopper (Hemiptera/Heteroptera: Membracidae); as such, it jumped rather than flew. These are sap feeders, but the vast majority of them appear to do no real damage to the plants that they feed upon.
I remember you identifying the same thing for me last year...and I remembered it when I saw Lib's! ...except I thought it was a "nymph of a leafhopper"...but, I still thinks that counts as remembering.
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Old 06-01-2012, 01:43 PM   #4
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Cool. I'm pretty sure it's the flea beetles doing in my grape vines so I'll just focus on dealing with them so I get at least some grapes this year.
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Dappy> Where's the thread with the photo of your leafhopper in it? I wanna see!!!
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