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The Cicadellidae of Kansas
By Lawson, P.B. 1920.
University of Kansas, Lawrence, 1920
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Lawson, P.B. 1920. The Cicadellidae of Kansas. Kansas University Science Bulletin. 12(1): 5-306.

Paul Bowen Lawson

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.

Keys to the families of Cicadomorpha and subfamilies and tribes of Cicadellidae (Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha)
By Dietrich C.H.
Florida Entomologist 88: 502-517, 2005

Hemiptera of Canada
By Foottit R.G., Maw H.E.L., Kits J.H., Scudder G.G.E.
ZooKeys 819: 277-290, 2019
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i wish resources and projects of this scope covering the US territory were available

Insect herbivores of 12 milkweed (Asclepias) species.
By Betz, R.F., W.R. Rommel & J.J. Dichtl.
Pp. 7-19. In: C. Warwick (ed.). Proceedings of the 15th North American Prairie Conference, Natural Areas Association, Bend, OR., 2000
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Betz, R.F., W.R. Rommel & J.J. Dichtl. 2000. Insect herbivores of 12 milkweed (Asclepias) species, Pp. 7-19. In: C. Warwick (ed.). Proceedings of the Fifteenth North American Prairie Conference, Natural Areas Association, Bend, OR.

Checklist of the Hemiptera of British Columbia
By Maw H.E.L.
working document, 2011
updated from(1)

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Biologia Centrali-Americana: Insecta, Hemiptera, Heteroptera-Homoptera
By William Lucas Distant et al. (1880-1909)
Bernard Quaritch Limited, London, 1880
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Insecta. Rhynchota. Hemiptera-Heteroptera. Volume I (1880-1893) by William Lucas Distant
Insecta. Rhynchota. Hemiptera-Heteroptera. Volume II (1897-1901) by George Charles Champion

Insecta. Rhynchota. Hemiptera-Homoptera. Volume I (1881-1905) by W. L. Distant and William Weekes Fowler
Insecta. Rhynchota. Hemiptera-Homoptera. Volume II, Part 1 (1894-1909) by W. W. Fowler and T. D. A. Cockerell
Insecta. Rhynchota. Hemiptera-Homoptera. Volume II , Part 2 (1899) by Theodore Dru Alison