Insects of West Virginia, Suborder Auchenorrhyncha



I wish to thank first and foremost my mentor in all things pertaining to Leafhoppers, Dr. K.G.A. "Andy" Hamilton, an entomologist at the Canadian National Collection of Insects in Ottawa. Dr. Hamilton provided many identifications for me, taught me the differences between the various subfamilies, and generally made leafhoppers seem exciting, which of course they are.

Other experts in Leafhoppers, Planthoppers, Treehoppers, and Spittlebugs have provided me help over the years. These include Dmitry Dmitriev and C.H. Dietrich of the Illinois Natural History Survey; Daniela M. Takiya of Universidade Federal do Paraná, Brasil; and Lois B. O'Brien, Visiting Scholar at the University of Arizona. Scholar Gerry Bunker has provided a great deal of help by identifying cicada adults and nymphs. For life history data, no one has been more helpful and more generous with their knowledge than Stephen Wilson of the University of Central Missouri, and J.E. McPherson of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.

In developing the species pages I have mined a number of scholarly articles old and new, and these are listed in the Works Consulted page for Auchenorrhycha.

Above all, I want to thank my many friends and colleagues at the website, who help with IDs, provide stimulating conversation about hexapods, and mutual support. Many of these are listed in the overall Acknowledgments page for the Insects of West Virginia site.