Beautiful beast

--- Photo by Thomas Hook

This creature, resting on a milkweed leaf in Southbury, Conn., is a Candy-striped Leafhopper. Mr. Hook used a macro-lens to get this shot of this less-than-half-an-inch-long animal. Good things come in very small packages!

Note: We erroneously rendered it "Candy-stripped,''  in an earlier version. Apologies to Mr. Hook!