The leafhoppers or Cicadelloidea constitute one of the largest superfamilies within the Class Insecta. All of the members of this superfamily are plant feeders. Many cause damage to fruits, cereals, forage crops, forest and shade trees, grasses and various ornamental plants. They are recorded as attacking people when occurring in large numbers on lawns, golf fairways, or other predominantly grass covered areas. They are important in the transmission of plant viruses and can reduce crop yield in small garden plots.
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McDaniel, Burruss, "The Leafhoppers of South Dakota and Additional Distribution Records from 18 States and Canada" (1982). Agricultural Experiment Station Technical Bulletins (1939-2011). 62.