Other Common Names
Flor's Leafhopper, Cherry Leafhopper
native to Europe, adventive and established in the US and Canada
Feeds on a wide variety of broad-leafed, woody trees, shrubs and vines
Favorite host plants seem to be privet, fruit trees in the Rose Family (cherries, plums, peaches, apricots and apples, for instance) and other woody plants in the rose family.
Overwinters as eggs (sometimes nymphs). Wingless nymphs hatch out and eventually develop into the winged adults.
Important pest known to spread plant diseases, incl. phytoplasmas, some of which cause serious diseases in Rosaceae fruit trees(2)
earliest NA record: CT near NYC 1918(3)