Xestocephalus brunneus

Xestocephaline Leafhopper


Xestocephalus brunneus, Leafhopper, family Cicadellidae

 

 

Family: Cicadellidae

Subfamily: Aphrodinae

Length: about 3 mm

 

Adults are most commonly encountered in the summer months, and are readily attracted to lights.

In this species, look for pale spotting at the wing tips.

Leafhopper expert Dr. K.G.A. Hamilton comments that this is the only tree-dwelling species in the genus. Other Xestocephala species live in grassy areas and in leaf litter.


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