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For information on Wisconsin's rare animals, contact:
Rich Staffen
Conservation Biologist
608-266-4340

Wisconsin's rare leafhoppers and true bugs

Leafhoppers and true bugs on Wisconsin's Natural Heritage Working List – last revised May 2016. Life history, where they are found in the state, photos and management information is available for many of these species. Please consider sharing your observations [exit DNR] with the NHI Program.

Click on the table headings to sort the table or sort taxonomically. Choose a species from the list to explore information for that animal. View the table key.
Scientific Name Common Name Global
Rank
State
Rank
Federal
Status
WI
Status
WWAP Mapped in NHI
Aflexia rubranura Red-tailed Prairie Leafhopper G2 S2? END SGCN Y
Aphelonema simplex Piglet Bug GNR S1S2 SC/N SGCN Y
Attenuipyga vanduzeei A Leafhopper GNR S1 SOC END SGCN Y
Bruchomorpha extensa An Issid Planthopper GNR S2S3 SC/N SGCN Y
Cenocorixa dakotensis A Water Boatman GNR SU r-SIN N
Cenocorixa utahensis A Water Boatman GNR SU r-SIN N
Cuerna sayi A Leafhopper GNR S2S3 SC/N SGCN Y
Dasycorixa hybrida A Water Boatman GNR S2 SC/N SGCN Y
Destria crocea A Leafhopper GNR S1S2 SC/N SGCN Y
Driotura robusta A Leafhopper GNR S1S2 SC/N SGCN Y
Erythroneura carbonata Yellow Loosestrife Leafhopper GNR S2S3 SC/N SGCN Y
Fitchiella robertsonii An Issid Planthopper GNR S1S2 THR SGCN Y
Flexamia prairiana A Leafhopper GNR S1S2 SC/N SGCN Y
Hebrus buenoi A Velvet Waterbug G4 SU r-SIN N
Hesperocorixa interrupta The Interrupted Water Boatman GNR SH r-SIN N
Kansendria kansiensis A Leafhopper GNR S1S2 SC/N SGCN Y
Laevicephalus vannus A Leafhopper GNR S1S2 SC/N SGCN Y
Lethocerus grisea A Giant Water Bug GNR SU r-SIN N
Limotettix elegans A Leafhopper GNR S1? SC/N SGCN Y
Limotettix pseudosphagneticus A Leafhopper GNR S1? SC/N SGCN Y
Memnonia panzeri A Leafhopper GNR S2 SC/N SGCN Y
Microvelia albonotata A Broad-shouldered Water Strider GNR S1S2 SC/N SGCN Y
Myndus ovatus A Planthopper GNR S1S2 SC/N SGCN Y
Neogerris hesione A Water Strider GNR S1S2 SC/N SGCN Y
Notonecta borealis A Backswimmer GNR S2S3 SC/N SGCN Y
Paraphilaenus parallelus A Spittle Bug GNR S2S4 m-SIN N
Paraphlepsius altus A Leafhopper GNR S1S3 SC/N SGCN Y
Paraphlepsius maculosus A Leafhopper GNR S1S3 SC/N SGCN Y
Paraphlepsius nebulosus A Leafhopper GNR S1S2 SC/N SGCN Y
Polyamia dilata Prairie Leafhopper GNR S2 THR SGCN Y
Prairiana angustens A Leafhopper GNR S1S3 SC/N SGCN Y
Prairiana cinerea A Leafhopper GNR S2S3 SC/N SGCN Y
Prairiana kansana A Leafhopper GNR S2? SC/N SGCN Y
Ramphocorixa acuminata Acuminate Water Boatman G4 S1S2 SC/N SGCN Y
Rhynchomitra microrhina A Planthopper GNR S1S3 SC/N SGCN Y
Slaterobius quadristriata A Seed Bug GNR S1S2 SC/N SGCN Y
Trepobates knighti A Water Strider GNR SU r-SIN N

Rank and status: To learn more about species rank and status, see the working list key. WWAP: (Wisconsin Wildlife Action Plan): SGCN (Species of Greatest Conservation Need) and monitoring and ranking SIN (Species with Information Needs). Mapped in NHI: (Natural Heritage Inventory): Y = Observations of these species are mapped into the NHI database.

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Last revised: Friday, March 09, 2018