Eratoneura osborni

Typhlocybine Leafhopper

Eratoneura osborni, Leafhopper

Family: Cicadellidae

Subfamily: Typhlocybinae

Length: 2.7-2.9 mm


Some taxonomists consider Eratoneura a subgenus of Erythroneura.

Eratoneura osborni feeds and oviposits in various species of Hickory (Carya species). To the south of West Virginia, this leafhopper is a pest of Pecan groves, while in West Virginia the usual host is Shagbark Hickory.

Eratoneura osborni, Leafhopper, dorso-lateral view


As with so many leafhopper species, this one has no official West Virginia records, due to undercollecting of leafhoppers in the state. There are records of Eratoneura osborni from Maryland and from several Ohio locales.

Eratoneura osborni, Leafhopper, lateral photo

We have photographed Eratoneura osborni in West Virginia in August, September, and October.

Insects of West Virginia