Abdomen raised (Orientus ishidae)
Here is a singular leafhopper larva, waiting motionless in the shade on a leaf, the abdomen raised. Maybe it was a defensive posture? With these beautiful orange and white tones, it would be Orientus ishidae, a true leafhopper (family Cicadellidae). This species is believed to be a vector of Flavescence Dorée, a disease caused by a bacterium that attacks vines.
Last update: 29/10/2020