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Goldenrod soldier beetle

Chauliognathus pensylvanicus

Aster leafhopper

Jeff Hahn, Department of Entomology, University of Minnesota

Aster leafhopper

Jeff Hahn, Department of Entomology, University of Minnesota


Size: 1/2 inch long

Description: Oval shaped, yellow to tan in color, a black rectangular spot behind the head and an oval black spot on each wing cover.

Where/When: Found on flowers and foliage of many herbaceous plants, especially goldenrod. Active from late July-September.

Significance: Beneficial as pollinators.

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