09.03.2022 I’m knockin’ on your door again my darlin’ I’m knockin’ on your door please answer me

When we opened the door to let Bentley out last night this visitor seemed to want in.

Leafhopper-Rugosana querci

Those eyes are a lovely mark. These hoppers are found mostly in the eastern U.S. but a few midwest states host them as well.

Oaks are known as food sources for many insects and these are among them.  They are one of the most beneficial trees you could have in your yard for a large diversity of insects. We have a couple and I am going to deposit a few acorns this fall in hopes of adding a few more.  I hope this species of leafhopper is a regular.


About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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24 Responses to 09.03.2022 I’m knockin’ on your door again my darlin’ I’m knockin’ on your door please answer me

  1. Ann Mackay says:

    Must have got tired of hopping along leaves and decided to hop over your threshold instead! Amazing to see the detail of these close-up.

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  2. All three views give me the impression the leafhopper is floating in the void.

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  3. Eliza Waters says:

    Great detailed shots, Steve. It was a very cooperative subject!

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    • The door got opened a few times but the hopper stayed put. Most of the time the insect either leaves while I am getting the camera or if the door opens but this time I got lucky. Thanks, Eliza!


  4. shoreacres says:

    Underside views always are interesting, even though this one’s quite lovely when seen from above. The second photo really highlights the patterns in the wings.

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    • I have tried to take advantage of the different insect door perches. Not all work out but a few have. The wing patterns are very strong on this hopper and I had to dial back the flash to keep the detail. Some bugs are just lucky that they look good from any angle.

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  5. Very nice series of Leafhopper images! Enjoyed seeing them!

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  6. Very pretty. The pattern on the wings came out really well.

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  7. Tina says:

    It’s a handsome one, that’s for sure. Great series of photos! They’d be lovely framed, as a set.

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  8. Dave Ply says:

    Nice how you got him to pose from so many different angles, all interesting.

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  9. bluebrightly says:

    Amazing images, Steve. I love leafhoppers! Now I’m remembering that red and blue one….they’re supposed to be in our state…

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