Hemiptera: True Bugs and Relatives - Alex Wild Photography
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Homalodisca vitripennis - Glassy-winged sharpshooter

Homalodisca vitripennis - Glassy-winged sharpshooter

The white dots on the wings of this sharpshooter are a liquid containing microscopic structures called brochosomes. The insect paints these on her eggs where they may serve to protect against dessication or predation.

Austin, Texas, USA.

CicadellidaeHomalodiscaleafhopperbrochosomespest insect