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Ground beetles

Carabidae family

Aster leafhopper

Jeff Hahn, Department of Entomology, University of Minnesota

Aster leafhopper

Mark 'Sparky' Stensaas


Size: 1/8 - 1 inch long

Description: Most are black or brown, but a few species are a metallic green or blue.

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

Significance: They are predators on other insects.

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