Leafhoppers (Hemiptera: Cicadomorpha: Cicadellidae)
Leafhoppers are one of the largest families of plant-feeding insects.
There are more leafhopper species worldwide than all species of birds, mammals,
reptiles, and amphibians combined. Leafhoppers feed by sucking the sap of
vascular plants, and are found almost anywhere such plants occur, from tropical
rainforests, to arctic tundra. Several leafhopper species are important
This web site provides general information on leafhopper classification,
evolution, behavior, ecology, conservation, and pest status.
- Leafhopper FAQs. General information on leafhopper
biology with links to other sites containing more detailed information.
Keys. Illustrated keys to various leafhopper groups.
- Guide to the subfamilies of Cicadellidae.
Summary of diagnostic traits, diversity and distribution of the major
- Leafhopper Phylogeny. An estimate of the
evolutionary relationships of the major lineages of Cicadellidae.
- Leafhopper Bibliography. Annotated list
of literature useful for identifying leafhoppers and related insects.
Metcalf. Searchable database of Z. P. Metcalf literature collection
at NCSU, with general info and links to other resources.
- Leafhopper Specialist Directory Names and
addresses of scientists studying leafhoppers worldwide.
web site. News and information for researchers interested in leafhoppers,
planthoppers, cicadas and their relatives.
Rakitov's brochosome web page. Detailed information on unique behavioral
and physiological adaptations of leafhoppers.
- Dmitry Dmitriev's homepage.
Interactive keys, searchable taxonomic databases, literature, and more.
- Daniela Takiya's
homepage. Sharpshooter database, keys, literature, and more.
- Jamie Zahniser's homepage.
Everything you ever wanted to know about deltocephaline leafhoppers.
Leafhoppers of the World. Illustrated catalog of Cicadellinae with
color photos of nearly all described species.
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