Leaf-hopper

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chirinda
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Leaf-hopper

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Does anyone have any idea what this little number is? He looks a bit like a Knysna Loerie coloured honey badger.

I saw him on a tree in my garden in Johannesburg a couple of weeks ago. I doubt if he was as much as 1 cm long, more like 8 mm, running along the bark of the tree.

So it's summer, we've had a lot of rain recently, and it is a yellowwood tree. I only saw the one, and the picture is very much enlarged. You can barely see him on the original. Apologies for the quality.

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ross hawkins
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Re: Insect ID needed.

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Possibly a Leafhopper of sorts?
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Re: Insect ID needed.

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Leaf-hopper nymph
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Re: Insect ID needed.

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Thank you so much Ross Hawkins and Marj Atkins, it is indeed a leaf hopper nymph. Prof Google confirmed with his own pic of the same chap when I knew what to ask him for. Appreciate your help. :gflower:
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