Empoasca fabae: Pygofer, lateral view. (From Young, b). Empoasca fabae: Subgenital plate. (From Dworakowska, c). Empoasca fabae: Style. Order Homoptera: Family Cicadellidae. Description. Leafhoppers are a group of small insects with piercing-sucking mouthparts. Authors: Buyung Hadi, Jan Knodel and Ken Ostlie. Potato leafhopper, Empoasca fabae, is a native species to Northern America.

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The leafhoppers or Jassoidea of Tennessee. Homoptera of Wisconsin, with description of new species.

Aedeagus basal processes absent. Hopperburn in plants is caused by E. Journal of Agricultural and Urban Entomology 21 1: Journal of Insect Physiology 58 Subgenital plate group B distal marginal setae well differentiated, continuous from near midlength to dabae.

Empoasca fabae (soybean)

Environment Entomology 24 5: Their summer range extends across the Midwest and eastern parts of Canada and the United States. Predominant color of dorsum pale green or yellow with few symmetrical cream-colored markings on head and thorax. Hind tibia row AV with penultimate seta no longer than apical seta. Subgenital plate basolateral angle weakly developed or well developed, lamelliform.

Pygofer long, fine setae sparse, inconspicuous. Aedeagus shaft faba in lateral view tapering distally – dorsal and emposca margins distinctly convergent through most of length.


Memoirs of the Entomological Society of Washington. Due to their inability to tolerate the cold winter temperatures they must migrate south.

Hind wing CuA completely confluent with MP only one apical cell present. Check list of Ohio leafhoppers Homoptera: Style apex in ventral view curved laterad.

Argentine leafhoppers of the genus ” Empoasca ” Homoptera, Cicadellidae. Annals of the Entomological Society of America. Anal hook ventral margin smooth. Head subequal to that of pronotum or distinctly wider than maximum width of pronotum. Aedeagus preatrium longer than half height of genital capsule. Aedeagus dorsal teeth absent. During the process of feeding, the hoppers inject a toxin that causes “hopper burn” This malady is characterized by a yellowing of the tissue at the tip and margin of leaves.

Brown or tan mottling absent. Contributed by tom murray on 20 June, – 8: Pygofer distal lobe apex in lateral view broadly rounded. Cicadellidaewith the description of two new species.

Content is available for non-profit, educational use under our Copyright Agreement. Research has shown that water stressed plants increase nymph’s development time. Style distal teeth numerous, well distributed, not densely grouped at apex. Male anteclypeus flat or slightly convex.

Species Empoasca fabae – Potato Leafhopper –

Characters for specific identification of females in the leafhopper genus Empoasca Hemiptera: Style base linear or slightly sinuate, without distinct bend at point of articulation to subgenital plate. The literature of arthropods associated with alfalfa. Faunistic and ecologic notes on Cuban Homoptera.


The Cicadellidae Homoptera of Virginia. Annals of the Entomological Society of America. Cicadellidaewith description of seven new species and some new Chinese records. BC migrates north every year from TX 1 Food hosts: Abelmoschus esculentusAcer sp.

Empoasca fabae

Hind wing first apical cell more than 2X longer than wide. Giffard in andchiefly in California. Typhlocyba fabae Walker, F. American leaf-hoppers of the subfamily Typhlocybinae. Empoasac femur without dorsoapical macrochaetae or with 1 dorsoapical macrochaeta.

Trap-light studies on leafhoppers belonging to the genus Empoasca Homoptera: Pygofer ventral appendage in caudoventral view relatively straight through most of length, but curved mediad near apex or sinuate distally, apex curved mesad, then laterad. Nymphs are emloasca lighter green in color. Subgenital plate dorsal margin of distal half in lateral view gradually curved dorsad or abruptly bent dorsad.

Proceedings of the United States National Museum. Empowsca of Applied Biology. Leafhoppers typically overwinter as adults. Contributors own the copyright to and are solely responsible for contributed content.

The Nearctic leafhoppers Homoptera: