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 agricultural pests.
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.
- Leafhopper Keys. Illustrated keys to various leafhopper groups.
- Guide to the subfamilies of Cicadellidae. Summary of diagnostic traits, diversity and distribution of the major leafhopper groups.
- 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.
- Dr. 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.
- TYMBAL web site. News and information for researchers interested in leafhoppers, planthoppers, cicadas and their relatives.
- Roman 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.
- Sharpshooter Leafhoppers of the World. Illustrated catalog of Cicadellinae with color photos of nearly all described species.