Osbornellus auronitens or O. limosus

Deltocephaline Leafhopper

Osbornellus sp., Leafhopper photo

Family: Cicadellidae

Subfamily: Deltocephalinae

Length: typically 5.6-5.9 mm



Osbornellus leafhoppers typically live in the forest understory. The ones shown on this page were photographed in West Virginia between July and October.


Vertex and pronotum, Osbornellus sp., Leafhopper


There are 26 species of Osbornellus found in America north of Mexico.

Lateral view, Osbornellus sp., Leafhopper

Oman (1949) reported that a number of Osbornellus species live on ferns. The one shown just above, however, was resting on the leaf of a vine while basking in the glow of a mercury vapor lamp.

Insects of West Virginia