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Genus Scaphoideus

Hopper at Lights, Gathering_2008 - Scaphoideus pullus leafhopper - Scaphoideus? - Scaphoideus Scaphoideus sp. - Scaphoideus pullus Leaf Hopper Nymph - Scaphoideus Leafhopper? - Scaphoideus Leafhopper - Scaphoideus Scaphoideus immistus - female Scaphoideus - female
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
54 spp. in our area(1), ~180 spp. total(2)
adult to 6 mm
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.
throughout NA + much of the Old World(2)
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)
Internet References