Agalliopsis peneoculata

Agalliine Leafhopper

Agalliopsis peneoculata, family Cicadellidae

Family: Cicadellidae

Subfamily: Agalliinae

Length: typically 3.5 mm


Many Agalliopsis species are difficult to identify, but with its large "eyespots" on the pronotum Agalliopsis peneoculata is distinctive. The Latin species name means "almost eyed."

This one posed for a photograph in Upshur County in early August.

Records for this species are difficult to find, but include Ontario, Quebec, Ohio, Alabama, and now West Virginia.


Insects of West Virginia