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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.
Jem

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

pel
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,

Alan
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.

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

Geoff
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
sandy
pcjackso Junior Member 14 7
15 Aug 2006 8:57PM
Nice shot of this tiny hopper.
Pauline
stevebostock 14 244 England
17 Aug 2006 12:21PM
very nice shot, ticky subject

steveb

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