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Identification needed please

By rdown
These little critters live on a sage plant in my garden. They are between 1mm and 2mm long and are more sage coloured than the photo suggests. Anyone out there know what they are?

Tags: Macro Insect Close-up and macro Olympus e500 Extreme closeup Sage plant Eupteryx melissae Wildlife and nature

Voters: Djemde, mickf1, perribrooks and 8 more

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Djemde 16 1 Tuvalu
15 Aug 2006 6:46PM
That is very small, good detail. Click.

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mickf1 13 2 England
15 Aug 2006 6:53PM
Colourful what ever it is, well captured.
15 Aug 2006 7:17PM
nice shot,very colourful insect.

Ajack 14
15 Aug 2006 7:31PM
It looks like the Potato Leaf Hopper,
Eupteryx aurata to me ,and you have captured it very well as its so tiny,

peter w 16 17 England
15 Aug 2006 7:37PM
Great shot. I'm glad Ajack recognised this insect as I've spent the last couple of days trying to remember it's name myself.

gtroop 16 29 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2006 7:45PM
Great work with such a small model!

KarenFB Plus
13 5.4k 175 England
15 Aug 2006 7:53PM
An amazing macro!
rdown 16
15 Aug 2006 7:53PM
Thanks Alan I followed up your lead and identified it as Eupteryx melissae. Apparently these are found on Sage, Marjoram and Thyme which exactly matches the plants where I found it. Thanks also to all who have clicked/commented. Robert
bumbleb3 14 358 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2006 8:19PM
beatifully taken. well done
pcjackso Junior Member 14 7
15 Aug 2006 8:57PM
Nice shot of this tiny hopper.
stevebostock 14 244 England
17 Aug 2006 12:21PM
very nice shot, ticky subject


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