Platymetopius vittelinus

Aphrodine Leafhopper

Platymetopius vittelinus, Leafhopper

Family: Cicadellidae

Subfamily: Aphrodinae

Length: 7.0 - 7.4 mm


The Latin of the generic name translates as "flat forehead," while the specific epithet means "the color of egg yolks."

Some published sources give the name as Fitchana vitellinus.



Platymetopius vittelinus, Fitchana vitellinus, Lateral view


The photographs on this page were made in late August on the surface of a bathroom sink, onto which the hopper had somehow made its way. We have also photographed this species in July.

Platymetopius vittelinus, Leafhopper,




Right: a fine, dark line connects the eyes in this species. This individual has lowered its beak-like mouthparts.

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