|Copyright: Melina Viero de Moraes (melinaXIII)
|Date Taken: 2010-08-01|
|Exposure: f/5.8, 1/1000 seconds|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2010-08-01 16:25|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Portuguese]|
|Leafhopper is a common name applied to any species from the family Cicadellidae. Leafhoppers, colloquially known as hoppers, are minute plant-feeding insects in the superfamily Membracoidea in the order Hemiptera. They belong to a lineage traditionally treated as infraorder Cicadomorpha in the suborder Auchenorrhyncha, but as the latter taxon is probably not monophyletic many modern authors prefer to abolish the Auchenorrhyncha and elevate the cicadomorphs to a suborder Clypeorrhyncha.|
Leafhoppers are found all over the world and constitute the second-largest Hemipteran family. They have at least 20,000 described species. The tribe Proconiini of the subfamily Cicadellinae is commonly known as sharpshooters.
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Great composition to show off a leafhopper. The red background is a nice contrast and it's quite sharp.