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Graphocephala coccinea

Common Name: Scarlet-and-green Leafhopper
Graphocephala coccinea
Graphocephala coccinea

Scientific Classification

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hemiptera
Family: Cicadellidae
Genus: Graphocephala
Species: Graphocephala coccinea

Conservation Status

Identifying Features

Scarlet-and-green leafhoppers are 3/8" in length. Their bodies are both bright blue-green and red, while their legs are yellow. Their body is tiny and tapered, and they have a pointed head with short antennae.

Habitat & Range

These small insects are found in the Eastern and Midwestern US, Southern Canada, and much of Central America. They live in fields.

Life Cycle

These insects lay their eggs in plant tissue, and the adults will overwinter in leaf litter.

Featured image by James Dake


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