All Coming Out For An Afternoon Shower

Eupteryx florida

Eupteryx florida

It has been another hot and humid weekend, so it was time this afternoon to hose the plants. And just look what came out after to drink and to wash and shower themselves. The leafhopper bugs, collectively known as the Cicadellidae.

Hauptidia maroccana

Hauptidia maroccana

They are less than 5mm (0.2in), and our gardens are apparently teeming with them. But how often do we see them? How beautiful these mini beasts can be living within their microcosmos.

Cicadellidae

Edwardsiana rosae


Thanks to Craig Slawson andย Dave Budworth of the Staffordshire Ecological Record for helping to confirm and identify these species.


Please click on an image for a larger more detailed view. Clicking a second time may get you a little closer.


Rear garden, Staffordshire, England. July 2017.

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17 thoughts on “All Coming Out For An Afternoon Shower

  1. Such an attractive species of bug too.
    Thanks for sharing all these wonderful insects, Pete. I love seeing them through your eyes, especially as I never see them myself (being so short-sighted and with only ‘distance’ glasses).

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  2. I seriously think we need an education about all these wonderful “beasts.” It is just amazing to think of all those you share the earth with. Each one unique and beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

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    • You are welcome, Sumyanna, and thank you ๐Ÿ™‚ And we only get to see and experience a very small percentage of the world’s fauna and flora in our lifetimes.

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