Common Name: Leafhopper
Cuerna striata Walker, 1851
Length: 6 mm
Range: Throughout Alberta
Time of year seen: Summer
Diet: Phloem sap from plants
Other: Cuerna striata is found in British
Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba and Ontario. The adults and nymphs feed on grasses.
Adult insects are black and red with a white line running along both sides
extending from the eye to the the end of the abdomen. The tip of the
abdomen is black. Adults over winter under matted grasses and maybe
active during warm spells (i.e. chinooks) and in the spring.