Chagrin Falls, OH
Fashion Bug - Leafhopper
Photograph - Macro Photography
Looking like an enameled brooch, the Scarlet and Green Leafhopper is only about 3/8" (8-9 mm) long. The little jewel specializes in literally sucking the life out of plants and then releasing a chemical that makes the leaf wilt and die. Beauty and Beast in one fascinating little package!
Not only was he unbelievable to see, but I was delighted that he landed on a leaf which mirrored the flipside of his shape.
I was honored to have this image be selected, out of 2,000 photos, for the March 2013 issue of Under the Hat Photography Magazine.
Andrea Lazar Photography
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January 22nd, 2013
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