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Genus Scaphoideus

leafhopper - Scaphoideus bifurcatus Leafhopper - Scaphoideus Leafhopper nymph - Scaphoideus Scaphoideus sp.? - Scaphoideus pale leafhopper - Scaphoideus intricatus leafhopper from grape vine - Scaphoideus immistus - male Scaphoideus leafhopper - Scaphoideus
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 Scaphoideini
Genus Scaphoideus
Explanation of Names
Scaphoideus Uhler 1889
Numbers
54 spp. in our area(1), ~180 spp. total(2)
Size
adult to 6 mm
Identification
2 easy ways to identify this genus:
the top of the head is crossbanded, with a dark "tooth" in the middle;
the dark veins near the wing tips look like they have been twisted and tangled.
Range
throughout NA + much of the Old World(2)
Remarks
some spp. transmit the phytoplasma that caused elm yellows (elm phloem necrosis)
Print References
Barnett D.E. (1976) A revision of the Nearctic species of the genus Scaphoideus (Homoptera: Cicadellidae). Trans. Am. Ent. Soc. 102: 485-593 (Full text)
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