Tylozygus geometricus

Tylozygus geometricus, Sharpshooter in subfamily Cicadellinae

Family: Cicadellidae

Subfamily: Cicadellinae

Length: typically 4.2 - 4.5 mm


Adults are common in late Spring, and are active through October.

Tylozygus geometricus ranges from Maryland south to Texas, and into the Neotropics. Neotropical records include those from Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Panama, Venezuela, Colombia, Brazil, Peru, Cuba, St. Lucia, Dominica, and Trinidad.

With its bold yellow transverse bands, no other species is easily confused with Tylozygus geometricus.

Cicadellinae image, Tylozygus geometricus



Left: the dark abdomen is tinged with yellow.

Tylozygus geometricus, Family Cicadellidae photo



Right: A dark face is characteristic of Tylozygus geometricus.

The American Insects website also features nymphs of genus Tylozygus, and there is a species page for a congener, Tylozygus bifidus.

American Insects site