Latalus sayii

Deltocephaline Leafhopper

Latalus sayii, Leafhopper

Family: Cicadellidae

Subfamily: Deltocephalinae

Length: typically 3.0-3.5 mm


Latalus is a genus where pointed noses are a common trait.

Adult Latalus sayii are active in West Virginia in any month when the days are warm enough. In West Virginia it seems to be near the southern edge of its range.

Right: An egg-laden female Latalus sayii with a swollen abdomen.

Latalus sayii, Leafhopper, lateral view

This little Latalus sayii leafhopper is resting amid a forest of of leaf bristles. The resting place was a Squash leaf.

Insects of West Virginia