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False bombardier beetles

Galerita spp.

Aster leafhopper

Tom Murray

Aster leafhopper

Jeff Hahn, Department of Entomology, University of Minnesota


Size: 3/4 - 1 inch long

Description: Slender with a dark head and wing covers and an orangish section behind the head (prothorax).

Where/When: Generally found on the ground under leaves and other cover in a variety of environments during spring and summer.

Significance: They are important predators of insects, especially caterpillars.

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