LEAFHOPPERS
SOUTHERN GARDEN LEAFHOPPER or BEAN LEAFHOPPER, Empoasca solana Delong
ASTER LEAFHOPPER, Macrosteles fascifrons (Stal)
POTATO LEAFHOPPER, Empoasca fabae (Harris)
WESTERN POTATO LEAFHOPPER, Empoasca abrupta Delong
BEET LEAFHOPPER, Circulifer tenellus (Baker)
Description Picture Damage
  • typically green or pale green
  • may be brown or even brightly colored
  • aster leafhopper is brownish gray with 6 spots on the head
  • wedge shaped adults and immatures
  • 1/6 to 1/4 inch long

  • Photo credit: Extension Entomology, Department of Entomology, Texas A&M University
  • feeding causes curled leaves, stunted growth, or dwarfing of plants
  • aster leafhopper transmits aster yellows disease
  • beet leafhopper may transmit curly top disease