Leafhoppers are homopteran bugs, a suborder of the Hemiptera. One of the differences from other hemipteran bugs (like the shield bugs) is the roof-like position of the wings. Leafhoppers are capable of the most powerful jumping known in the animal world. Note the piercing mouthpart that enable it to suck plant juices. They excrete the surplus liquid and sugars as honeydew.

Part of the Collection of the Insect Portrait Gallery of the Micropolitan Museum © Wim van Egmond