Erythroneura vitis

Grapevine Leafhopper

Erythroneura vitis, Grapevine Leafhopper photo

Family: Cicadellidae

Subfamily: Typhlocybinae

Length: 2.8-3.1 mm


Grapes both wild and cultivated are the food plants of Erythroneura vitis, the Grapevine Leafhopper. It is occasionally found feeding on a related vine, Virginia Creeper, and on Redbud as well.

Although the markings vary, many individuals have the red-bordered white spots forming a large ring on the leafhopper's back.
Grapevine Leafhopper, Erythroneura vitis, lateral view


This species is widespread in America north of Mexico, found in southern Canada and across the United States east of the Mississippi. It has also been found in scattered localities in the West, for example in Arizona, Texas, and South Dakota.

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