Leafhopper
 
Location: Calgary, AB
Date: July 15, 2004
               
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Leafhopper

Common Name:  Leafhopper

Latin Name:  Family Cicadellidae
                  
     (R. Bercha, det.)

Length:  6 mm

Range: Throughout Alberta

Habitat:  Grassy Areas

Time of year seen:  Summer

Diet: Phloem sap from plants

Other: There is a multitude of leafhopper species in North America, with about 2500 species identified to date.  A key diagnostic feature of this family are the row of spines running along the outer edge of the tibia on the hind leg. 

 
     
         
                    
         

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