Ponana pectoralis

Gyponine Leafhopper

Ponana pectoralis, Leafhopper

Family: Cicadellidae

Subfamily: Gyponinae

Length: 8-10 mm



This is a green, robust species with a large brown area extending from the scutellum to the apex of the forewings.

Adults are most commonly encountered in West Virginia in June and July.

Ponana pectoralis, Leafhopper, lateral photo


Left: Commenting on this photograph, Dr. K.G.A. Hamilton notes, "A color variety without the usual dark wing spots."

Ponona pectoralis range map, West Virginia

Ponana pectoralis, Leafhopper, dorsal photo



On this individual the dark markings are quite strong. Note the extraordinarily bristled hind tibiae found in this genus.

Insects of West Virginia