Scaphytopius frontalis

Sharpnosed Leafhopper

Scaphytopius frontalis, Leafhopper

Family: Cicadellidae

Subfamily: Deltocephalinae

Length: typically 3.8-4.1 mm


Scaphytopius frontalis makes its home in the northeastern states and southern Canada. It is regularly encountered in West Virginia, primarily in the summer months.

The species is dark with a pale face. The head is short and sharply pointed.

Another common West Virginia species in this genus is Scaphytopius acutus.


Below: A lateral view of Scaphytopius frontalis. This small hopper is blue in life and black in death.

Scaphytopius frontalis, lateral view

Insects of West Virginia