ORDER HOMOPTERA: Cicadas, Hoppers, Aphids and Allies

Note: Many people have helped with the id of some of these insects, primarily Dr Andy Hamilton. Through direct email help and his extensive work on bugguide, this page literally would not be possible without him. Notes from Dr Hamilton for particular species will be shown as "AH:__." Other help came from Mike Thomas, Patrick Coin, Troy Bartlett, and Eric Eaton. They are in taxonomic order as near as I can get them, and since this is a complicated group I have also listed the names of each subgrouping, such as subfamily.

Suborder Auchenorrhyncha

Superfamily Cicadoidea

Family Cercopidae: Spittlebugs

Aphrophora cribrata  (Pine Spittlebug)

26 Jun 2004, Great Pond,  Hartford County, CT


  Lepyronia angulifera

6 Sep 2006, dirt field near Young Harris, Towns County, GA

  Lepyronia quadrangularis  (Diamond-backed Spittlebug)

12 Jun 2006, Cave Research pond, Mammoth Cave National Park, Hart County, KY

  Lepyronia quadrangularis  (Diamond-backed Spittlebug)

9 Oct 2006, field along Noontoola Creek, Fannin County, GA

Philaenus spumarius  (Meadow Spittlebug)
 

11 Jun 2006, East Fork Little Barren River, Metcalfe County, KY

 

Prosapia bicincta  (Two-lined Spittlebug)
 

30 Jun 2004, Chattahoochee River NRA, Cobb County, GA


  Prosapia bicincta  (Two-lined Spittlebug)
 

8 Nov 2006, Jinks Crossing Road pond, Decatur County, GA


  Prosapia bicincta Larva (Two-lined Spittlebug)
 

7 Oct 2006, McGraw-Ford WMA, Cherokee County, GA


  Unk spittlebug larva (Prosapia sp.)

This unk hymenopteran appeared to be drinking the froth.
 

8 Nov 2006, Jinks Crossing Road pond, Decatur County, GA


Family Cicadellidae: Leafhoppers

Subfamily Cicadellinae

Cuerna costalis

23 Jul 2005, Sand Creek at Marshall-Williams Road, Harris County, GA


  Draeculacephala antica

6 Sep 2006, Brasstown Bald, Union County, GA


  Draeculacephala balli

8 Sep 2006, Turkey Creek at GA 230, Dooly County, GA

AH: The black triangles on the base of the head

and on the scutellum (triangular plate between the wing bases) is characteristic of this species.

Draeculacephala zeae

29 May 2005, Shipman WMA, Issaquena County, MS


  Graphocephala coccinea

6 Jun 2004, Helton Creek off US 129, Union County, GA


  Graphocephala coccinea

18 Aug 2004, dirt road off US 76, Towns County, GA


  Graphocephala coccinea

26 Aug 2006, Lake Conasauga Songbird Management Area, Murray County, GA


  Graphocephala coccinea

1 Dec 2006, Harris Neck NWR, McIntosh County, GA


  Graphocephala fennahi

6 Sep 2006, Brasstown Bald, Union County, GA


  Graphocephala fennahi

18 Sep 2006, Rabun Bald, Rabun County, GA


  Graphocephala picta 

18 Sep 2006, Rabun Bald, Rabun County, GA


  Graphocephala versuta

8 Jul 2006, Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, Cobb County, GA


  Graphocephala versuta

18 Aug 2006, Prater's Mill, Whitfield County, GA

AH: Distinctive with black lines on top of head


  Graphocephala versuta

9 Oct 2006, field along Noontoola Creek, Fannin County, GA


  Homalodisca insolita

30 Jun 2004, Chattahoochee River NRA, Cobb County, GA


  Homalodisca insolita

3 Jul 2004, Berry College WMA, Floyd County, GA


  Homalodisca insolita caught in a web of the spider Micrathena sagittata

8 Jul 2006, Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, Cobb County, GA


Homalodisca vitripennis (Glassy-winged Sharpshooter)

18 Jun 2004, Ocmulgee River at GA 96, Houston County, GA


Oncometopia orbona

18 Jun 2004, Ocmulgee River at GA 96, Houston County, GA


Oncometopia orbona

24 Jun 2005, Big Cedar Creek at GA 100, Floyd County, GA


Paraulacizes irrorata

18 Aug 2004, dirt road off US 76, Towns County, GA

 

  Paraulacizes irrorata

2 Jun 2006, Chelsea Creek, Chattooga County, GA

 

  Laval Paraulacizes irrorata

18 Aug 2004, dirt road off US 76, Towns County, GA

AH: The only leafhopper with a tremendously inflated face that is covered with long hairs

   

  Sibovia occatoria

13 May 2006, Conasauga River, Alculsy Valley, Murray County, GA

   

Sibovia occatoria

1 Dec 2006, Harris Neck NWR, McIntosh County, GA


Tylozygus bifidus

2 Jul 2006, McGraw-Ford WMA, Cherokee County, GA


  Tylozygus geometricus

3 Aug 2006, Toccoa River at Blue Ridge Dam, Fannin County, GA

   

  Tylozygus geometricus

1 Dec 2006, Harris Neck NWR, McIntosh County, GA

 

Xyphon sagittifera

11 Oct 2006, Kolomoki Mounds State Park, Early County, GA


Subfamily Coelidiinae

  Coelidia olitoria (Coppery Leafhopper)

26 Aug 2006, Lake Conasauga Songbird Management Area, Murray County, GA


Coelidia olitoria (Coppery Leafhopper)

Females.

6 Sep 2006, Brasstown Bald, Union County, GA


  Coelidia olitoria (Coppery Leafhopper) Male.

8 Sep 2006, Turkey Creek, Dooly County, GA


Subfamily Deltocephalinae

  Balclutha sp., probably B. impicta

7 Oct 2006, McGraw-Ford WMA, Cherokee County, GA


Stirellus bicolor

The predatory fly in the image lower left is in the genus Coenosia

13 Dec 2006, Bradley Unit, Eufaula NWR, Stewart County, GA


  Chlorotettix necopinus

1 Dec 2006, Harris Neck NWR, McIntosh County, GA


  Chlorotettix sp.

7 Jun 2005, Ocmulgee River at Bullard Road, Twiggs County, GA


Chlorotettix sp.

7 Oct 2006, McGraw-Ford WMA, Cherokee County, GA

AH: Many very similar green species in this genus


  Chlorotettix sp.

30 Nov 2006, US 301 sand quarry pond, Long County, GA


  Scaphytopius frontalis

9 Oct 2006, along Noontoola Creek, Fannin County, GA

 

  Texananus excultus

8 Sep 2006, Turkey Creek at GA 230, Dooly County, GA


Subfamily Gyponinae

  Gyponana sp.

7 Jun 2005, Ocmulgee River at Bullard Road, Twiggs County, GA


  Gyponana geminata

26 Aug 2006, Lake Conasauga Songbird Management Area, Murray County, GA


Subfamily Typhlocybinae

  Empoasca sp.

1 Dec 2006, Harris Neck NWR, McIntosh County, GA


  Erythroneura comes (Grapevine Leafhopper)

9 Oct 2006, along Noontoola Creek, Fannin County, GA


Erythroneura vulnerata

9 Oct 2006, along Noontoola Creek, Fannin County, GA


Family Cicadidae: Cicadas

  Periodical Cicada
Magicicada sp.

10 Jun 2004, Amicalola Falls State Park, Dawson County, GA      


  Annual Cicada
Tibicen pruinosa  (sings at night)

22 Aug 2004, Altamaha River boat ramp at US 301, Long County, GA


Annual Cicada
Tibicen pruinosa 

5 Sep 2005, Arrowhead WEC, Floyd County, GA


Family Membracidae: Treehoppers

Acutalis brunnea and tartarea

A. brunnea is the all black one.

21 Oct 2006, Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, Cobb County, GA


  Acutalis tartarea

7 Oct 2006, McGraw-Ford WMA, Cherokee County, GA

  Ceresa alta         Not sure on this one.

11 Jun 2006, East Fork Little Barren River, Metcalfe County, KY

  Ceresa basalis

6 Jun 2004, Helton Creek off US 129, Union County, GA

Entylia carinata

11 May 2005, John's Creek, Floyd County, GA


  Entylia carinata  (Adult and larva in upper image, larva being tended to by any in lower)

11 Sep 2006, John's Mountain WMA, Gordon County, GA

 

  Platycotis vittata  (Oak Treehopper)

6 Sep 2006, Brasstown Bald, Union County, GA
 

  Spissistilus festinus  (Three-cornered Alfalfa Hopper)

25 Aug 2006, Walker County, GA

 

  Spissistilus festinus  (Three-cornered Alfalfa Hopper)

9 Nov 2006, Reed Bingham State Park, Cook County, GA
 

Thelia bimaculata  (Locust Treehopper)

27 Sep 2006, field along US 76 near Young Harris, Towns County, GA


Vanduzea arquata (Black Locust Treehopper)

27 Sep 2006, field along US 76 near Young Harris, Towns County, GA

Superfamily Fulgoroidea

Family Acanaloniidae: Acanaloniid Planthoppers

  Acanalonia bivittata

11 Sep 2006, John's Mountain WMA, Gordon County, GA


  Acanalonia conica

17 Oct 2003, Kennesaw Mountain, Cobb County, GA


Family Achilidae

  Catonia cinctifrons

18 Sep 2006, Rabun Bald, Rabun County, GA


Family Cixiidae

Bothriocera cognita

17 Jul 2006, Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, Cobb County, GA

 

Family Delphacidae: Delphacid Planthoppers

Megamelus sp.

3 Nov 2004, Grassy Pond, Lowndes Co, GA


Family Dictyopharidae: Dictyopharid Planthoppers

Partridge Scolops (Scolops perdix)

22 Jul 2004, Kolomoki Mounds State park, Early Co, GA


Family Flatidae: Flatid Planthoppers

  Anormenis chloris

6 Sep 2006, Toccoa River at Lake Blue Ridge Dam, Fannin County, GA

 

  Anormenis chloris

25 Sep 2006, Crockford-Pigeon Mountain WMA, Walker County, GA


  Metcalfa pruinosa (Citrus Flatid Planthopper)

13 Aug 2006, Ft Stewart, Long County, GA


Suborder Sternorrhyncha

Superfamily Aphidoidea

Family Aphididae: Aphids

  Wooly Aphid (Eriosoma sp)

7 Jun 2004, Brasstown Creek at GA 66, Towns County, GA


  Wooly Aphid (Eriosoma sp)

21 May 2006, Caddo River at AR 182, Clark County, AR

 

  Aphids (Aphis sp.?)
     
     
     

New photos not yet identified...

   
   

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