Scaphytopius Elegans

A beautiful little leafhopper with, alas, no common name, Scaphytopius elegans can be found all over the southern US, from Californa to Texas, Florida, and North Carolina. Adults are pale reddish brown with a wide cream or yellow midline stripe, striped eyes, a pale transverse stripe with black borders crossing the “nose” and going through…

Green Lacewing

I am 99% sure this green lacewing is Leucochrysa pavida, or possibly Nodita pavida depending on how much free time you have. The problem with green lacewings is that the differences between species often depend on one being able to take the insect apart, or at least get waaaaay up close like this for a…