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Genus Draeculacephala - Sharpshooters

Which Draeculacephala? - Draeculacephala Draeculacephala zeae? - Draeculacephala Leafhopper - Draeculacephala constricta - male Draeculacephala balli Leafhopper - Draeculacephala constricta - male Draeculacephala sharpshooter? - Draeculacephala Draeculacephala - Draeculacephala mollipes Draeculacephala constricta or antica? - Draeculacephala constricta
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 Cicadellinae (Sharpshooters)
Tribe Cicadellini
Genus Draeculacephala (Sharpshooters)
Other Common Names
Explanation of Names
Draeculacephala Ball 1902
20 spp. in our area(1), 25 total(2)
head triangular, projecting foreward to a sharp point
keys in(2)(3)
Most often present on forage crops and can become pests (4)
hosts: primarily grasses & sedges
Works Cited
1.American Insects: A Handbook of the Insects of America North of Mexico
Ross H. Arnett. 2000. CRC Press.
2.Systematics of the leafhopper genus Draeculacephala Ball (Homoptera: Cicadellidae)
Dietrich C.H. 1994. Trans. Am. Ent. Soc. 120: 87-112.
3.Review of Draeculacephala Ball (Homoptera, Auchenorrhyncha, Cicadellidae)
Hamilton K.G.A. 1985. Entomologische Abhandlungen, Staatl. Mus. Tierkunde Dresden 49: 83-103.
4.The leafhoppers, or Cicadellidae, of Illinois (Eurymelinae - Balcluthinae)
Dwight Moore Delong. 1948. Bulletin of the Illinois Natural History Survey, Volume 24, Article 2, State of Illinois.