- Adult: dark, male winged, elongate; female like male or oblong with short, non-functional wings. Thickened (basal half) part of forewing divided into two sections like tomato plant bug. Winged forms reach 1/16 - 1/8 in. Hind legs enlarged for jumping.
- Nymph: like short-winged female, but smaller.
- Damage: sucks plant sap leaving irregular blotchy areas on upper surface of leaves. Minor pest in Florida.
Garden Fleahopper Picture
a) adult with expanded hind femur readily jumps or runs when disturbed but rarely flies (courtesy of E. Vasquez);
b) blotchy feeding damage is inflicted on upper leaf surface with sucking mouthparts.