Skip to Main Content
Table 1.

Body form in Latissus and male and female Issus compared with the froghopper (Philaenus) and from short- (Ulopa) and long-legged (Aphrodes) leafhoppers

Ratio of leg lengths
InsectBody mass (mg)Body length (mm)Hind leg tibia (mm)Hind leg femur (mm)FrontMiddleHindHind leg length as % of body lengthNormalized hind leg length (mm)/mass (mg)0.33
Latissus 18.1±0.28 (N=6) 5.8±0.31 (N=6) 2.2±0.14 1.4±0.07 1.3 79.4±2.6 1.7 
Issus male 21.5±0.56 (N=10) 6.7±0.07 (N=16)        
Male and female   2.6±0.08 1.7±0.05 1.2 65.4±1.8 1.8 
Issus female 32.2±2.01 (N=5) 8.1±0.14 (N=16)        
Philaenus(froghopper)* 12.3±0.74 (N=34) 6.1±0.08 1.8±0.07 1.1±0.03 1.5 66 1.7 
Ulopa (short-legged leafhopper) 2.1±0.12 (N=7) 3.1±0.1 0.9±0.05 0.5±0.03 1.1 1.4 58 1.1 
Aphrodes (long-legged leafhopper) 18.4±1.3 (N=8) 8.5±0.22 3.8±0.06 2.2±0.03 1.2 2.2 84 2.3 
Ratio of leg lengths
InsectBody mass (mg)Body length (mm)Hind leg tibia (mm)Hind leg femur (mm)FrontMiddleHindHind leg length as % of body lengthNormalized hind leg length (mm)/mass (mg)0.33
Latissus 18.1±0.28 (N=6) 5.8±0.31 (N=6) 2.2±0.14 1.4±0.07 1.3 79.4±2.6 1.7 
Issus male 21.5±0.56 (N=10) 6.7±0.07 (N=16)        
Male and female   2.6±0.08 1.7±0.05 1.2 65.4±1.8 1.8 
Issus female 32.2±2.01 (N=5) 8.1±0.14 (N=16)        
Philaenus(froghopper)* 12.3±0.74 (N=34) 6.1±0.08 1.8±0.07 1.1±0.03 1.5 66 1.7 
Ulopa (short-legged leafhopper) 2.1±0.12 (N=7) 3.1±0.1 0.9±0.05 0.5±0.03 1.1 1.4 58 1.1 
Aphrodes (long-legged leafhopper) 18.4±1.3 (N=8) 8.5±0.22 3.8±0.06 2.2±0.03 1.2 2.2 84 2.3 
*

Data from Burrows,2006a 

Data from Burrows and Sutton,2008 

Data from Burrows,2007b 

Close Modal

or Create an Account

Close Modal
Close Modal