Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide


Empoasca decipiens
(leafhopper, cotton)



Empoasca decipiens (leafhopper, cotton)


  • Last modified
  • 10 December 2020
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pest
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Empoasca decipiens
  • Preferred Common Name
  • leafhopper, cotton
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Uniramia
  •         Class: Insecta
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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Empoasca decipiens Paoli

Preferred Common Name

  • leafhopper, cotton

Other Scientific Names

  • Empoasca meridiana

International Common Names

  • English: frogfly, green; leafhopper, green

Local Common Names

  • Germany: Zikade, Europaeische Kartoffel-

EPPO code

  • EMPODE (Empoasca decipiens)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Arthropoda
  •             Subphylum: Uniramia
  •                 Class: Insecta
  •                     Order: Hemiptera
  •                         Suborder: Auchenorrhyncha
  •                             Unknown: Cicadelloidea
  •                                 Family: Cicadellidae
  •                                     Genus: Empoasca
  •                                         Species: Empoasca decipiens

Distribution Table

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Last updated: 25 Feb 2021

Natural enemies

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Natural enemyTypeLife stagesSpecificityReferencesBiological control inBiological control on
Anagrus atomus Parasite Eggs
Chrysoperla carnea Predator
Coccinella undecimpunctata Predator
Lonchodryinus ruficornis Parasite
Paederus alfierii Predator


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