Leafhopper - Cuerna striata
Location: Calgary, AB
Date: May 8, 2007
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Common Name:  Leafhopper

Latin Name:  Cuerna striata Walker, 1851
(R. Bercha, det.)

Length:  6 mm

Range: Throughout Alberta

Habitat:  Grassy Areas

Time of year seen:  Summer  (Additional Sightings)

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.


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