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Six-spotted tiger beetle

Cicindela sexguttata

Aster leafhopper

Jeff Hahn, Department of Entomology, University of Minnesota

Aster leafhopper

Kansas Department of Agriculture Archive, Bugwood.org


Size: 1/2 inch long

Description: Bright metallic green with 0-8 white spots on the edge of the elytra (wings covers).

Where/When: Found in deciduous forests and adjacent areas as well dirt roads and trails from May into July.

Significance: Predator of insects; sometimes confused for emerald ash borer.

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