Homalodisca lacerta - Smoke Tree Sharpshooter
Arizona, USA

photograph © Alex Wild 2006

Sharpshooter adult (top) and nymph (bottom).   Notice the wing pads of the nymph.  These pads will turn into fully-fuctional wings when this insect matures and molts into an adult.

USA AZ Pima Co.: Tucson
730m 32º14.3´N 110º58.0´W Urban Lot, ex Ocimum basilicum.

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This image was captured with a Canon EOS 20D, using a Canon 65/2.8 MPE 1-5x Macro lens.