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#1 Offline dspdrew - Posted July 30 2015 - 10:57 AM

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It's only 2.5 mm and it was hopping on my hand.

 

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#2 Offline William. T - Posted July 30 2015 - 11:59 AM

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Where did you find it?


Species I keep:

 

1 Lasius cf. Neoniger 30 workers

1 Camponotus sp. 15 workers

20 Tetramorium SpE 30 workers

1 T. Sessile 200 workers

 


#3 Offline kellakk - Posted July 30 2015 - 12:07 PM

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That's a leafhopper nymph.  Like this: link


Current Species:
Novomessor cockerelli (2), Brachymyrmex patagonicus (1)Veromessor pergandei (1?), Dorymyrmex bureni (1)


#4 Offline dspdrew - Posted July 30 2015 - 12:29 PM

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Haha, that is the most colorful bug I've ever seen. This thing hopped off my mail and onto my hand.



#5 Offline LC3 - Posted July 30 2015 - 3:02 PM

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Apparently ants don't like these tiny green leap hoppers. Drt says it's because something they secrete that makes them less delicious.



#6 Offline Roachant - Posted August 1 2015 - 6:17 AM

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I hate those things, they have been sucking on my Venus flytraps all summer. I remove them whenever I see them.




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