Potato Leafhoppers Arrive Sooner Due to Climate Change

The potato leafhopper (Empoasca fabae) is a tiny insect — barely half the size of a grain of rice — with a bright lime-green color that helps it blend in against plant leaves. Despite its unassuming appearance, this little pest causes big headaches for farmers across the eastern half of the United States. By feeding […]

New Parasitoid Wasp Species Named after Lowell “Skip” Nault

Scientists from Mexico and California have discovered a new parasitoid wasp species in Jalisco, Mexico. The new species is an egg parasitoid of the fivespotted gamagrass leafhopper (Dalbulus quinquenotatus), an important insect, economically speaking, that transmits plant diseases such as corn stunt spiroplasma, maize bushy stunt phytoplasma, maize rayado fino vrus, and maize bushy stunt […]

New Leafhopper Species Named after University of Illinois Entomologist

Three new species of leafhoppers from China in the genus Futasujinus were recently identified during a review of leafhoppers in museum collections in China, the UK, and Illinois. One of them, Futasujinus dietrichi, was “named after Dr. Chris Dietrich, University of Illinois, USA, in recognition of his good work on leafhoppers.” The new species are […]