Photography by Josh Hillman

Species: Homalodisca coagulata (glassy-winged sharpshooter)
Species: Albizia julibrissin (mimosa, silk tree)
Tom Brown Park
Tallahassee, FL     May 29, 2005

Leafhoppers are closely related to cicadas (often incorrectly called locusts). Leafhoppers such as these will often hide on the other side of the branch when approached. If you move your hand (or camera lens!) near one of these, you quickly learn to reach behind the branch and scare the leafhopper back to view.

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© 2005 Josh Hillman

Canon EOS 20D
ISO 100; 1/160sec @ f/11
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM
Focal length: 100mm
Flash: Canon Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX