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New Leafhopper

Here’s a brightly-colored leafhopper with four nymphs (immature leafhoppers) of different sizes. I don’t think I had ever seen it before yesterday when I took this photo. Even after over three years, there is always a new animal to discover on St. Martin.

I haven’t identified this one yet. There are thought to be perhaps 100,000 species of leafhopper in the world, although most have not yet been described. It would be completely unsurprising to find out that St. Martin is home to one or more undescribed species.


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