Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Calendar
Upcoming Events

Interested in a 2022 BugGuide gathering in New Mexico?

Photos of insects and people from the Spring 2021 gathering in Louisiana, April 28-May 2

National Moth Week 2020 photos of insects and people.

Photos of insects and people from the 2019 gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Previous events


TaxonomyBrowse
Info
ImagesLinksBooksData

Species Xerophloea viridis

Leafhopper -? - Xerophloea viridis Leafhopper - Xerophloea viridis Leafhopper - Xerophloea viridis Xerophloea viridis Xerophloea viridis Fourth instar - Xerophloea viridis - female Fourth instar lateral - Xerophloea viridis - female Potential Xerophloea viridis in Nebraska - Xerophloea viridis
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hemiptera (True Bugs, Cicadas, Hoppers, Aphids and Allies)
Suborder Auchenorrhyncha (True Hoppers)
Infraorder Cicadomorpha
Superfamily Membracoidea (Leafhoppers and Treehoppers)
Family Cicadellidae (Typical Leafhoppers)
Subfamily Ledrinae
Tribe Xerophloeini
Genus Xerophloea
Species viridis (Xerophloea viridis)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Cercopis viridis (Fabricius, 1794)
Cercopis virens (Turton, 1802)
Xerophloea grisea (Germar, 1839)
Xerophloea sordidula (Stål, 1854)
Xerophloea virescens (Stål, 1854)
Xerophloea viridis (Berg, 1879)
Xerophloea minor (Lawson, 1931)
Xerophloea oraclis (Lawson, 1931)
Xerophloea oracilis (DeLong & Caldwell, 1937)
Explanation of Names
Xerophloea viridis (Fabricius, 1794)
Size
♂ 5.1-5.9, ♀ 5.7-6.3mm
Identification
"Crown with anterior margin angulate, slightly produced anteriorly; interocular width about 1.75 times median length. Pronotum with median length about twice median length of crown, distinctly broader than basal half of head. Body uniformly and distinctly punctate. Males grey-fuscous with distinct fuscous median band on crown extending to middle of pronotum and transverse fuscous band on anterior margin of pronotum. Female uniformly green, faded in older specimens. [...] This species can be separated from breviceps by the lack of distinct carinae on the pronotum and crown, and from peltata by the shorter crown and geographical range." — Nielson, 1962
Range
southern U.S. to Argentina