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Genus Draeculacephala - Sharpshooters

Leaf Hopper ?? - Draeculacephala constricta Leafhopper - Draeculacephala noveboracensis - male Sharpshooter Leafhopper - Draeculacephala balli Draeculacephala Sharpshooter Leafhopper - Draeculacephala robinsoni Blue-veined sharpshooter - Draeculacephala Draeculacephala constricta or antica? - Draeculacephala constricta Draeculacephala antica  - Draeculacephala antica - male
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.