Ossiannilssonola tunicarubra

Typhlocybine Leafhopper

Ossiannilssonola tunicarubra, Leafhopper

Family: Cicadellidae

Subfamily: Typhlocybinae

Length: typically 3.5-3.7 mm


Ossiannilssonola tunicarubra is most often encountered in West Virginia in June and July.

The genus is named for Professor Frej Ossiannilsson of Sweden, for many years a leading expert on Leafhoppers. The species name means "red coat."

Dr. K.G.A. Hamilton comments, "A surprisingly rare, but widespread, insect on White Oak."


Insects of West Virginia