Species Homalodisca vitripennis - Glassy-winged Sharpshooter
Fascicle VI. Cicadelloidea, Part 17, Cicadellidae. General Catalogue of the Homoptera.By Metcalf, Z.P.
USDA, ARS, Washington, D.C. 6(17): vii + 1-1513., 1968
Biodiversity Heritage Library
Metcalf, Z.P. 1968. Fascicle VI. Cicadelloidea, Part 17, Cicadellidae. General Catalogue of the Homoptera. United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Washington, D.C. 6(17): vii + 1-1513.
The leafhopper vectors of phytopathogenic virusesBy Nielson, M.W. 1968.
USDA , 1968
Nielson, M.W. 1968. The leafhopper vectors of phytopathogenic viruses (Homoptera: Cicadellidae): taxonomy biology, and virus transmission.. U. S. Dep. Agric. Tech. Bull. 1382: [i-ii], 1-368.
Treats 114 species in 52 genera in 8 subfamilies.
Each species has been redescribed and illustrated on the basis of the genitalia and general habitus of the adults.
A complete resume of distribution, biology, and virus transmission for each species is also presented.
Leafhoppers (Homoptera: Cicadellidae) of Canada and Alaska By Bryan P. Beirne
The Canadian Entomologist, Volume LXXXVIII, Supplement 2, 1956
This publication not only has detailed field descriptions but 518 detailed illustrations
. Yes, it's old, but it's a start and it's affordable. What more could a novice want? While this publication does not have an ISBN, it is sometimes available from Amazon
. I t can also be downloaded for $45 from Cambridge University Press
The leafhoppers, or Cicadellidae, of Illinois (Eurymelinae - Balcluthinae) By Dwight Moore Delong
Bulletin of the Illinois Natural History Survey, Volume 24, Article 2, State of Illinois, 1948
A devote bug photographer, I became interested in leafhoppers about a year ago. It's easy finding specialty guides and books on popular insects, but not so for leafhoppers. This is the first book I've found available for leafhoppers. A large number of species have been named since this book was published in 1948. No problem.
This is NOT a field guide. This 376-page book is full of illustrations and descriptions to positively ID many of my local fauna. The descriptions are detailed for a better understanding this family, yet easily understandable by an amateur like me. You will not find a better leafhopper book for $30, sometimes available from Amazon