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    Default The Sheaffer Bug

    ... not the addictive, but the creeping kind.

    Spotted this bug on my wife's bitter melon (Momordica charantia) vines:



    Looks like this bug is either a top-tier bug or it's guaranteed for life.

    I think if it can write, it'd be writing with a Sheaffer.

    (If any entomologist here can identify the name of this bug, do tell, my wife and I will appreciate that).
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    Default Re: The Sheaffer Bug

    I believe this is the male Glassy Winged Sharpshooter (Homalodisca vitripennis). What a great name for a bug.
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    Default Re: The Sheaffer Bug

    Quote Originally Posted by Chrissy View Post
    I believe this is the male Glassy Winged Sharpshooter (Homalodisca vitripennis). What a great name for a bug.
    That is indeed quite fancy for a bug that hangs out among vegetable vines

    My wife said "Thank you!", Chrissy!
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    Default Re: The Sheaffer Bug

    Glassy winged sharpshooter or the Balance Bug?

    Both are equally impressive titles.

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    Default Re: The Sheaffer Bug

    Quote Originally Posted by AzJon View Post
    Glassy winged sharpshooter or the Balance Bug?

    Both are equally impressive titles.

    "The Valiant Glassy-Winged White-Dotted Sharpshooter Sentinel"


    Try to say that fast 5x.

    Don't hurt yourself.
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