What is this?

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  1. Bort826TFWorld

    Bort826TFWorld OOGA CHAKA

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    I live in Chicago and I found this bug in my backyard. What is it and is it native to my area? Science buffs and Insectologists help me!
     

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  2. soundwave86

    soundwave86 Well-Known Member

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    Yes it is native. They're leaf hoppers.
     
  3. Embryoyo

    Embryoyo Destron

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    I don't think I have ever seen one of those before.
     
  4. Vexza

    Vexza Nerdicon

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    A weird looking bug.
     
  5. Red Alert

    Red Alert Security

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    Yep,

    It's a leaf hopper


    Fun little guys.
     

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  6. Dran0n

    Dran0n Junk male

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    That insect looks cool. Wish we had those around here.
     
  7. Seawing

    Seawing Lurker of the depths Moderator

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    PM Triformis, he knows his bugs
     
  8. cybertron2006

    cybertron2006 Fly By Clockwork Pictures

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    it's an insecticon. kill it.
     
  9. ILoveDinobot

    ILoveDinobot Arise Rodimus Prime

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    Wow, we don't have those around here, beautiful.
     
  10. Liselotte

    Liselotte Revenge is coming... TFW2005 Supporter

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    its an Insecticon.
     
  11. Triple Melter

    Triple Melter come on fhqwhgads

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    Whoa Optimus Prime colors. That bug is now awesome
     
  12. Drake

    Drake Smooth Is Smooth Baby

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    Nice find. All we have here are mosquitos big enough to knock over a liquour store.
     
  13. deltaprime

    deltaprime The Christian Transfan

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    Sure looks cool. All we have in my area are mosquitos and bees (which my brother is terrified of)
     
  14. Valkysas

    Valkysas Attack Buffalo

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    those little things are everywhere here. every time I open the door, or a window, they're clinging to the screens.
     
  15. Darkwing48

    Darkwing48 Heroic Decepticon

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    Don't you dare pull its head off.
     
  16. netkid

    netkid Where's my Goddamn shoe!

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    Oh wow, that is an awesome looking bug! I love those colors!
     
  17. Coeloptera

    Coeloptera Big, bad beetle-bot

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    Leaf hopper, "true bug". Order Hemiptera. Family Cicadellidae. 40 subfamilies.

    Piercing and sucking mouthparts. No pupal stage, nymph to adult in several instars.

    They are very diverse, so even Genus is best-guess for me, but I could say it's a Graphocephala or some sort.

    Maaaaaaybe Graphocephala coccinea

    Red-banded Leafhopper - Graphocephala coccinea

    - Coeloptera
     
  18. soundwave86

    soundwave86 Well-Known Member

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    I believe we already established what it was on the first page :p .
     
  19. Bort826TFWorld

    Bort826TFWorld OOGA CHAKA

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    Thanks. I like how hands on that was.
     

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