Cedusa Planthoppers
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32 Cedusa species live in North America, out of the 179 recognized species Worldwide. Cedusa hoppers have been found all over North America, from the northernmost Quebec and Ontario, to Florida and even Arizona. Some Cedusa species might carry diseases to plants, such as phytoplasmas, which are associated with diseases of sugarcane and other plants, especially in the Caribbean. Like most Free-living Hemipterans (Auchenorrhyncha), Cedusa planthoppers can be collected by sweeping, or dragging a net through grass. While little is known about the host plants of Cedusa, the adults of Cedusa inflata have been shown to perch on palms near 'decaying debris', which is the habitat of their larvae. A description of Cedusa planthoppers is simple: they are usually a shad of light pastel blue. Many have red eyes, while some species, such as Cedusa californica, have dark eyes. The legs of most Cedusa species are a pale tan-yellow. The size of Cedusa planthoppers has been reported to be 3mm-6mm in length.
University of Delaware & BugGuide.com
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University of Delaware college of Agriculture & Natural Resources. Bugguide.com
(Teddison NC)
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