Hoppers of North Carolina:
Spittlebugs, Leafhoppers, Treehoppers, and Planthoppers
New species additions to North Carolina and the Hoppers of NC website.
Common NameScientific NameComment 1
no common nameDeltanus bicolorThis poorly known species is added to the state list based on an older record from New Hanover county on May 12, 2019.
no common nameHebetica sylviaeThe recently described treehopper Hebetica sylviae was recorded for the first time in the state on July 9, 2022. This is also the first time that the subfamily Darninae has been recorded in the state.
no common nameDaltonia estacadusThe Deltocephaline hopper Daltonia estacadus was recorded for the first time in North Carolina from the Piedmont on July 7, 2022.
no common nameEratoneura ligataThis species was first recorded in the state from the Piedmont on June 25, 2022.
no common nameErasmoneura nigraThe Typhlocybine hopper Erasmoneura nigra was confirmed to occur in the state on June 29, 2022 from the Piedmont, where it was found on one of its main host plants, American Jumpseed.
no common nameEmpoa vestitaThe Typhlocybine hopper Empoa vestita was recorded for the first time in the state on June 12, 2022 from Forsyth county.
no common nameErythridula divisaThe Typhlocybine hopper Erythridula divisa was recorded for the first time in the state on June 25 from the Piedmont, where it was found on its host plant Black Walnut.
no common nameDikrella hamarThe Typhlocybine hopper Dikrella hamar has been added to the state list and website. This species was first photographed in the state in August 2020 but the identity was not confirmed until another was photographed in June 2022.
no common nameEmpoa aureotectaThe Typhlocybine hopper Empoa aureotecta has been added to the site. There is an old undated collection record from Transylvation county, and on June 11, 2022 this species was recorded in high numbers in Buncombe county.
no common nameEmpoa scriptaOn 6/11/22, the Typhlocybine hopper Empoa scripta was recorded for the first time in the state from Buncombe county.
no common nameDikrella cruentataOn 4/6/2022, the Typhlocybine hopper Dikrella cruentata was recorded for the first time in the state from Guildford county.
no common nameAlebra rubrafronsOn 6/1/22, the Typhlocybine hopper Alebra rubrafrons was recorded in the state for the first time from Mecklenburg county.
no common nameHaplaxius fulvusOn 5/28/22, the Cixiid planthopper Haplaxius fulvus was documented for the first time in North Carolina in Guildford county. Several days later it was also documented in Mecklenburg county.