Leafhopper (Homoptera:Cicellidae). Click on image
 to enlarge. Leafhopper

Scientific name: Family Cicadellidae
(Homoptera: Cicadellidae)

Facts: Leafhoppers are small, very active, greenish to brownish, slender, wedge-shaped, jumping insects. Sizes range from 1/8 to almost 1/2 inch long. They suck plant juices with their piercing-sucking mouthparts.

Photo credit: Extension Entomology, Texas A&M University


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Last modified:  August 10, 2001 by John A. Jackman