Insect question

Asked July 17, 2019, 7:35 PM EDT

Saw this insect on a plant at the edge of a small wooded area near my house. Can you identify it?

Allegan County Michigan insect

1 Response

It can be quite difficult to identify insects from photos like this, so please take this identification as tentative. This looks like a dogwood spittlebug (Clastoptera proteus). This would make a lot of sense if it was found near plants in the dogwood genus (Cornus), such as grey dogwood, red osier dogwood, etc.