These new records may be important for understanding natural components of the vineyard agroecosystems in Upstate New York that often include neighboring riparian areas frequented by wild grapes, which can serve as reservoirs of both pest and non-pest leafhoppers and their natural enemies. A list of the collected and identified leafhoppers, the first ever of this kind for the region, follows; all specimens are deposited in UCRC. It may be also useful for updating various existing grape leafhopper pest lists and guidelines for the Finger Lakes American Viticultural Area of Upstate New York, which might include possible misidentifications and be somewhat outdated regarding the currently used scientific names. Interestingly, the Eastern grape leafhopper, Erythroneura comes (Say), was not collected during this survey.
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