Little and elusive

I was lucky to even see this little green bug. Talk about camouflage. He kept moving around hiding on the branch (like squirrels do on tree trunks) as I tried to get this image. 

He’s about a half inch tall

After doing a search on a bug identification site, I came to the conclusion that this guy is a planthopper. No, not a leafhopper, but a planthopper. According to the experts, planthoppers have fewer leg spines and a “more interesting head” than leafhoppers.  I didn’t make that up. Thank heavens, at least my bug has an interesting head. Whew…

45 thoughts on “Little and elusive

  1. haha ‘an interesting head’ – that made me giggle!
    Good photo! If they are as small as a leaf hopper, which I’ve seen before, then he’s probably pretty energetic, too. 🙂

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