A Guide to the Insects of the Coal Oil Point Reserve

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  Insects of Coal Oil Point > Guide > Homoptera > Cicadellidae 

Cicadellidae - Leafhoppers

Cicadellidae is a large and diverse family. They vary greatly in size (3-13 mm,) color and markings. Leafhoppers feed on the leaves of their host plant and most species feed on a specific type of plant. Because of their feeding habits, they can be significant disease vectors, transmitting fungal, bacterial, or viral diseases.

The Coal Oil Point Reserve collection contains 13 species of Leafhoppers.

Leafhopper Photos
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