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Species Fieberiella florii - Privet Leafhopper

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hemiptera (True Bugs, Cicadas, Hoppers, Aphids and Allies)
Suborder Auchenorrhyncha (Free-living Hemipterans)
Superfamily Cicadoidea (Cicadas, Leafhoppers, and Treehoppers)
Family Cicadellidae (Leafhoppers)
Subfamily Deltocephalinae
Tribe Fieberiellini
Genus Fieberiella
Species florii (Privet Leafhopper)
Other Common Names
Flor's Leafhopper, Cherry Leafhopper
Explanation of Names
Fieberiella florii (Stål 1864)
Size
6.5-8.0 mm(1)
Range
native to Europe, adventive and established in the US and Canada
Food
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.
Life Cycle
Overwinters as eggs (sometimes nymphs). Wingless nymphs hatch out and eventually develop into the winged adults.
Remarks
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)
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