I don’t usually think about photographing insects during the winter, but I found this tiny tree hopper crawling on my kitchen sink last night.
I’m pretty sure the tree hopper hitchhiked to my house in a bag of lettuce. I don’t think it’s going to cause any ecological problems, but it’s a good reminder of the ease with which invasive species can move around the world. I have no idea where that bag of lettuce was harvested, but I’m pretty sure it didn’t come from here in Nebraska.
Now the question is – what do I do with it? It’s not going to survive long in the ziplock bag it’s in right now. Do I let it roam around the house? Do I put it outside in the freezing cold? Do I put it back in the lettuce bag?
Anyone looking for a pet?