When I had about given up on colorful insects for the season, I found a crowd of red-banded leafhoppers on a shrub in my yard. A familiar bug, I’ve never noticed them this late in the season before:
This taken in late October. I found for of five of them at a time longing around on broad leaves. They lingered on through the first frosts before disappearing a few days back. They are quite tiny, just a few millimeters in length.