K. G. Andrew Hamilton, Ph.D.

Introduced Bugs

Welcome to a modern synthesis of information on short-horned bugs (Hemiptera, Auchenorrhyncha) introduced to North America.

The only published information on these insects (Hamilton 1982 for Cercopidae; Hamilton 1983 for Cicadellidae) give characters to differentiate the most closely related native North American and introduced species, and correct published errors. All the spittlebug species in North America are illustrated in the former, but few of the introduced leafhoppers, planthoppers and treehoppers have been shown together before, so enjoy!

PDF Files
Available as English/French, and English/Spanish, letter sized.


poster - English and French
English and French [PDF]
poster - English and Spanish
English and Spanish [PDF]
Excel Spreadsheet
Excel spreadsheet containing species, families, first records from North America; any subsequent independent introductions, source, place of introduction, notes on biology and importance.
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Excel file

Magnify the poster of introduced bugs.
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Poster of photographs
Hamilton, K.G.A. 1982. The Insects and Arachnids of Canada. Part 10. The Spittlebugs of Canada. Homoptera: Cercopidae. Agriculture Canada Publication 1740.  102 pages.
Hamilton, K.G.A. 1983.  Introduced and native leafhoppers common to the old and new worlds (Rhynchota:  Homoptera:  Cicadellidae).  The Canadian Entomologist 115: 473-511.


This page last updated on 16-Jun-2011
Dr. J.H. Skevington

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