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Dietrich Leafhopper & Treehopper Lab

Leafhoppers and treehoppers (Membracoidea) are one of the largest superfamilies of plant-feeding insects and the most diverse lineage of Hemiptera. There are more membracoid species worldwide than all species of birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians combined. These insects feed by sucking the sap of vascular plants, and are found almost anywhere such plants occur, from tropical rainforests, to arctic tundra. Several species are important agricultural pests.  For more info on these amazing insects, check out our Leafhopper Homepage and Treehopper Homepage



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