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Species Fieberiella florii - Privet Leafhopper

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hemiptera (True Bugs, Cicadas, Hoppers, Aphids and Allies)
Suborder Auchenorrhyncha (True Hoppers)
Infraorder Cicadomorpha (Cicadas, Spittlebugs, Leafhoppers, and Treehoppers)
Superfamily Membracoidea (Leafhoppers and Treehoppers)
Family Cicadellidae (Typical Leafhoppers)
Subfamily Deltocephalinae
Tribe Fieberiellini
Genus Fieberiella
Species florii (Privet Leafhopper)
Other Common Names
Flor's Leafhopper, Cherry Leafhopper
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Fieberiella florii (Stål)
Orig. Comb: Selenocephalus florii Stål, 1864
6.5-8.0 mm(1)
Adult cherry leafhoppers are dark brown and their shape and color mimic the buds of their hosts.(2)
adventive across US and s. Canada - Map (3), native to Europe
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.
Important pest known to spread plant diseases, incl. phytoplasmas, some of which cause serious diseases in Rosaceae fruit trees(4)(2)
earliest NA record: CT near NYC 1918(5)
Internet References
Species page - British Bugs(1)
Fact sheet - Univ. Calif.(2)