Empoasca fabae: Pygofer, lateral view. (From Young, b). Empoasca fabae: Subgenital plate. (From Dworakowska, c). Empoasca fabae: Style. Order Homoptera: Family Cicadellidae. Description. Leafhoppers are a group of small insects with piercing-sucking mouthparts. Authors: Buyung Hadi, Jan Knodel and Ken Ostlie. Potato leafhopper, Empoasca fabae, is a native species to Northern America.

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Nymphs are generally lighter green in color. Chloroneura malifica Ball, a: Aedeagus postatrium absent, little if any development of atrial complex beyond base of shaft.

Subgenital plate length in ventral view distinctly longer than 2X maximum width. Hind wing fzbae of first apical cell considerably distad of apex of CuP. Pygofer ventral appendage present and free of pygofer wall for at least half its length, apex reaching or slightly surpassing posterior margin of lobe or elongate, extended well beyond apex of pygofer.

Subgenital plate group C macrochaetae with numerous macrochaetae, reaching apex of plate. Head subequal to that of pronotum or distinctly wider than maximum width of pronotum.

Most leafhoppers are green-brown in color and average approximately epmoasca in length. Empoasca flavescens Gillette, a: Style distal teeth numerous, well distributed, not densely grouped at apex.


Pale green with a row of six white spots behind the head seen only with help of a lens. Bugguide is hosted by: Eggs hatch in days, and immatures develop to adults in days. Leafhoppers of ornamental and fruit trees in Canada. Style base linear or slightly sinuate, without distinct bend at point of articulation to subgenital plate. Official Organ of the Florida Entomological Society. An annotated catalogue of the Australian Cicadelloidea Hemiptera: Front femur row AV with 1 basal seta distinctly enlarged.

Pygofer mesal surface of lobe without setae.

Chloroneura malefica Walsh, a: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Memoirs of the Entomological Society of Washington. Subgenital plate group D long, fine setae with numerous long, fine setae scattered throughout length of plate. They are able to feed and reproduce on at least different plant species across twenty-six families. Photos of insects and people from the gathering in ArizonaJuly Photos of insects and people from the gathering in Alabama Photos of insects and people from the gathering in Iowa Photos from the Workshop in Grinnell, Iowa Photos from the gathering in Washington.

Forewing apical cell 4 distinctly tapered near base, MCu ending near posterior end of apical margin. Cicadellidaein wine grapes. Subgenital plate group C setae scattered basally, uniseriate apically.

Review of the Auchenorynchous Homoptera of Puerto Rico.

Subgenital plate group B distal marginal setae well differentiated, continuous from near midlength to apex. Environment Entomology 24 5: Cicadellidae by Three Species of Predatory Insects. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. Aedeagus dorsal teeth absent. Leafhoppers typically overwinter as adults. Serie des Sciences Biologiques. The leafhopper most commonly associated with “hopper burn” in peanuts is the cabae leafhopper.


Aedeagus distal unpaired process absent.

Empoasca fabae – Bugwoodwiki

Aedeagus basal processes absent. Mesosternum concolorous with rest of thoracic venter. Empoasca nabae de Seabra, a: Check list of the Cicadellidae Homoptera of America, north of Mexico.

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Empoasca fabae

Face without transverse dark band on or below dorsal margin. Pygofer mesal sensilla field well developed, conspicuous. Male abdominal sternite VIII without conspicuous pair of lateral setae.

Eggs are laid on their hosts, they are transparent and small in size. Punctations along veins absent or indistinct. Pygofer ventral appendage excavated preapically or compressed and tapered, bladelike. Pygofer paired dorsolateral lobes present. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences. Aedeagus ventral surface smooth. Aedeagal shaft well sclerotized throughout or weakly sclerotized or membranous posteroventrally.

Notes on Porto Rican Homoptera.