ca. 4000 described spp. in our area, with perhaps half that many yet undescribed (Dr Hamilton's ballpark estimate); 1500 spp. known from Canada(1)
Active insects, good fliers or jumpers. 3 segmented tarsi. Antennae very short and bristlelike. Cicadas are relatively large with membranous wings. Hoppers are small to minute with thickened front wings, usually.
Online keys provided in(2)
to Québec fauna(3)
worldwide; for ranges of various taxa, see(2)(4)(5)
All leafhoppers and planthoppers feed on green plants and many show extreme host specificity.(6)