Hemiptera /hɛˈmɪptərə/ is an order of insects most often known as the true bugs (cf. bug), comprising around 50,000–80,000 species of cicadas, aphids, planthoppers, leafhoppers, shield bugs, and others

Hemiptera /hɛˈmɪptərə/ is an order of insects most often known as the true bugs (cf. bug), comprising around 50,000–80,000 species of cicadas, aphids, planthoppers, leafhoppers, shield bugs, and others

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https://flic.kr/p/QgYaED | Leafhopper nymph | from Ecuador: www.flickr.com/andreaskay/albums

https://flic.kr/p/QgYaED | Leafhopper nymph | from Ecuador: www.flickr.com/andreaskay/albums

https://flic.kr/p/RAosD6 | Sharpshooter leafhopper, Proconiini | from Ecuador: www.flickr.com/andreaskay/albums

https://flic.kr/p/RAosD6 | Sharpshooter leafhopper, Proconiini | from Ecuador: www.flickr.com/andreaskay/albums

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Tylozygus fasciatus, leafhopper image from Honduras

Tylozygus fasciatus, leafhopper image from Honduras

Garlic Chili Spray: 1 1/2 tbsp biodegradable liquid soap such as Murphy's oil soap, 1 qt water couple drops of orange or lemon essential oil, 1 tablespoon of chili powder, 5 cloves garlic. Allow garlic and chili powder to steep overnight. Strain and pour into a spray bottle. Keep for up to two weeks. Will help to repel Japanese beetles, borers, leafhoppers, and slugs. Garlic also deters larger pests such as deer and rabbits.

Garlic Chili Spray: 1 1/2 tbsp biodegradable liquid soap such as Murphy's oil soap, 1 qt water couple drops of orange or lemon essential oil, 1 tablespoon of chili powder, 5 cloves garlic. Allow garlic and chili powder to steep overnight. Strain and pour into a spray bottle. Keep for up to two weeks. Will help to repel Japanese beetles, borers, leafhoppers, and slugs. Garlic also deters larger pests such as deer and rabbits.

Tiny Long-winged Derbid Planthopper (Proutista sp., Derbidae)

Tiny Long-winged Derbid Planthopper (Proutista sp., Derbidae)

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