Cicadellini

Sharpshooter


Cicadellini Sharpshooters, possible Cyclogonia sp.

 

 

Family: Cicadellidae

Subfamily: Cicadellinae

Length: hopper in photograph 6.5 mm

 

The sharpshooter here may be in the genus Cyclogonia. The photo is from the Tandayapa Valley, Ecuador.

Leafhoppers in this subfamily feed from the xylem vessels of plants' recent growth. They take in large amounts of xylem, and expell the excess from the anus (Milanez, 2003).


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