Scaphoideus sp.

Deltocephaline Leafhopper

Scaphoideus sp., Leafhopper

Family: Cicadellidae

Subfamily: Deltocephalinae

Length: typically 5.4-6.4 mm



Beirne (1956) commented on this genus that "identification of the species is primarily on the characteristics of the internal male genitalia." He went on to state that these leafhoppers seem to prefer low vegetation in open woodlands.


Scaphoideus sp., Leafhopper, four examples


Left: Four Scaphoideus leafhoppers photographed in West Virginia.

Scaphoideus sp., Leafhopper, dorsal photo



Italian researchers studying one species of Scaphoideus reported that the leafhopper was most active from about 6 p.m. to 8 a.m. High relative humidity discouraged hopper activity.


Insects of West Virginia