Genera; Edwardsiana, Empoasca, Erythroneura, Alebra and many others
There are hundreds of species of leafhoppers that feed upon the leaves of ornamental trees and shrubs. Small, slender sap-sucking insects , 1/4in. (6 mm) long, with broad heads feed on the undersides of leaves. They move rapidly when disturbed.
Their eggs are very small, whitish, elongated eggs are found in stems, buds and on leaves of food plants. Last for 10 days. The nymphs Look like the adults but have no wings and are very active. The adults have many colors with wings, but largely use their legs for jumping.
They prefer Poplar, sycamore, elm, cherry, maple, honeylocust, fruit trees and other forest and shade trees and are found Worldwide.
Infested plants Leaves become speckled and pale. Growth is retarded. Tips of leaves may show triangular “burn” spots. Others show dwarfing, stunting, crinkling and tight curling of leaves.
They have one or two generations per year. More can occur in warmer climates.