The most notable characteristic of leafhoppers is that
they have a "wedge shaped" body. They are usually less
than 1/2 inch in length and appear to hop and fly away
quickly when disturbed. There are several different
species of leafhoppers that infest landscape trees and
shrubs. Most of them only do minor damage to the trees.
In some species, the eggs
spend the winter nestled in the bark of trees and then
emerge in the spring. Other species migrate south with
the cold weather and then return with the winds in the
spring. There may be several generations of leafhoppers
during the growing season.