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Elm sawfly

Cimbex americana

Aster leafhopper

Steven Katovich, USDA Forest Service,

Aster leafhopper

Herbert A. 'Joe' Pase III,

Size: 3/4 inch long

Description: Dark colored head and thorax, orange antennae; males have a reddish abdomen while females have a black and cream striped abdomen; both have a creamy white spot on the abdomen (near the thorax); and smoky colored wings.

Where/When: May-June; Associated with a variety of trees including willow, poplar, maple and elm; may also be found visiting flowers.

Significance: Does not harm people or property.

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