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Pedunculate ground beetles

Scarites spp.

Aster leafhopper

Jeff Hahn, Department of Entomology, University of Minnesota

Aster leafhopper

Jeff Hahn, Department of Entomology, University of Minnesota


Size: 3/4 inch long

Description: Black, has large mandibles, and a conspicuous constriction behind the head (prothorax) and the wing covers.

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 as predators of insects.

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