Ponana scarlatina

Gyponine Leafhopper

Ponana scarlatina, Leafhopper, dorsal photo

Family: Cicadellidae

Subfamily: Gyponinae

Length: typically 7.5-9.0 mm


The Latin name scarlatina refers to this species' red flecks on the dorsal surfaces, although sometimes, as in the individual shown here, the spots may darken to brown.

Ponana scarlatina range map, West Virginia


Ponana scarlatina, Leafhopper head and pronotum



The Ponana scarlatina shown on this page was photographed in June.

Sometimes in this species there is a reddish to brown spot at each ocelli; in the photo at right these spots are very faint.

Insects of West Virginia