Painted Leafhopper – Endria inimical
Painted Leafhopper (Endria inimical)
Common Name: Painted Leafhopper
Latin Name: Endria inimical
A pair of black dots on the head, a couple on the pronotum, and a couple on the scutellum’s base distinguishes it. Has a more distinguishable nymph with brown stripes along the sides.
Painted leafhoppers are found in US & Canada except in the southwest
Life history and habits:
There are two generations yearly, with the first finishing development on grasses around 1 July and the second mainly developing on grains in the summer. At 90° F., E. inimical develops rapidly; the lower limit is about 60° F. The life cycle was completed in 45.8 days at 80 5° F. The life cycle was completed in the field in 42 days throughout the summer.