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Ruby Red | by Dragonfyre20 (Wayne)
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Ruby Red

This Leafhopper Nymph (Cuerna obesa) is 5 millimeters from head to tail. The yellow stripe under him is the vein on a leaf he is tapping into. They use the piercing mouth part to suck the liquid from plants. I think I should start taking my tripod out...lol.

 

Hand held Nikon AF 105mm f/2.8 D Macro

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Taken on July 8, 2012