Texananus majestus

Deltocephaline Leafhopper

Texananus majestus, Leafhopper photo

Family: Cicadellidae

Subfamily: Deltocephalinae

Subgenus: Iowanus

Length: typically 8.0-10.2 mm


In the genus Texananus, the head is narrower than the pronotum. The pronotum has worm-like markings on it. A number of other key traits have to do with internal (genitalic) characters.

Texananus majestus has been reported from Ohio, Delaware, Illinois, Iowa, and Minnesota. There are no published records of the species from West Virginia, but we have photographed it in Upshur County in August and September of 2006, 2007, and 2008.


Lateral view, Texananus majestus

Texananus majestus, Deltocephalinae leafhopper face

Insects of West Virginia